Rangers Re-Sign Trouba

by | Jul 19, 2019 | News, NHL, Rumors | 14 comments

The New York Rangers avoided salary arbitration with Jacob Trouba, signing the defenseman to a seven-year, $56-million contract. The annual average value is $8 million. 

The New York Rangers re-sign Jacob Trouba to a seven-year contract (Photo via NHL Images).

SPECTOR’S NOTE: This contract is a significant raise for Trouba, who completed a one-year, $5.75-million deal last season. After years of battling Winnipeg Jets management for a lucrative long-term deal, the 25-year-old blueliner gets his reward with the Rangers. 

Trouba established himself as a top-pairing, right-side rearguard in 2018-19, netting a career-high 50 points in 82 games with the Winnipeg Jets. Acquired by the Rangers via trade last month, Trouba will be expected to fill the same role for the Blueshirts.

Going from a talented small-market club to a rebuilding roster in one of hockey’s biggest markets, it’ll be interesting to see how Trouba handles the adjustment. He’ll be carrying a heavier load on a Rangers blueline that didn’t compare to the depth of the Jets last season. Assuming Trouba rises to the challenge, it’s a great opportunity for him to silence his critics once and for all.

Cap Friendly indicates the Rangers have a projected salary-cap hit of $82.4 million, putting them over the $81.5-million cap. They must also re-sign forwards Pavel Buchnevich and Brendan Lemieux and defenseman Anthony DeAngelo. That will fuel ongoing speculation suggesting the Rangers will make a cost-cutting move via trade or contract buyout. 

 







14 Comments

  1. Did Lucic open the door for Kreider to Edmonton? I hope not! Maybe Shattenkirk with retention is my dream!

  2. 20 mil for two players.. sad.. we will be losing a few players for sure. Hated the panerin signing and this one even more

    • Man some Ranger fans are never happy! I am a third generation Ranger fan and have seen some of the old negative fans. What management has done to turn this team around is nothing short of fantastic! The future looks as bright as it ever has just enjoy it. They finally did thing right!!

  3. Wow, Bogo 2.0 contract but even worse! Lockout here we come!

  4. Trouba won’t even get 40 points, I’m surprised he didn’t hold out for league Max. At least he won’t bomb in playoffs again like every year in lose-a-peg. He won’t be in playoffs

    • Just a few hours ago… he was getting Doughty money? Now he’s not getting 40 points? Lmmfao!

      You’re a total homer! Lmao! Eichel , Okposo! Playoff warriors?

      • trouba had 50 points on a loaded Jets team, all the other seasons he had 25-30 points, guy is a lose. He was just brutal in every playoff year. Check out his stats

      • You didn’t read it! Before I said he is probably wanting Doughty money and then I said I’m surprised he didn’t hold out for league max, the guy thinks he’s awesome!

        I will bet all you guys he will be a bust in NY for 8 million, Rangers have the worst track record with free agent and overpaying players

    • Lose-a-peg? You stay up all night to come up with THAT juvenile epithet? What are you? 15?

    • Trouba far from bomb in the playoffs for the Jets. He played extremely well.
      With all the whole out and speculation in Winnipeg, the one thing you cannot take away from Trouba is he showed up every night and played hard. True professional on the ice.

      • Trouba 27 playoff games 6 points and makes 8 million. This year 6 playoff games 1 assist. To win a cup you need players to play the same or better as they did in the regular season. Trouba is the most over rated player in league. Mark my word: Rangers will regret this deal just like Shattenkirk and 100 other bad deals they always sign players to.

    • I am sure every other Jets fan will say the same thing as this disgruntled Jets fan. As expensive as it is, it’s the cost of doing business in todays’ NHL and it’s a fair deal for both sides. Salaries only go UP every year. Is what it is.

  5. $8m ranks Trouba up there for defence in the league.
    Rangers money is vested with Panarin and now Trouba. They will keep Lunquist but other salary has to move.
    I would keep Krieder. You can’t bake a cake with all eggs.

  6. Shatty’s contract will be hard to move imo. don’t think anyone wants Smith