By @MichaelCaples –
Drinks are on Jacob Trouba tonight, that’s for sure.
The New York Rangers have announced that they have signed the Rochester native to a new contract, and Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman says it’s a big one.
Per Friedman’s tweet, the Blueshirts have locked up the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and University of Michigan product for a whopping $56 million – seven years, $8 million per.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 19, 2019
The 25-year-old defenseman was acquired by the Rangers this off-season; he was a restricted free agent with the Winnipeg Jets.
This past season, the longtime Compuware youth hockey standout played in all 82 games with the Jets, registering eight goals and 42 assists for 50 total points.
Originally the No. 9 overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, Trouba spent one season with the University of Michigan before turning pro. He has appeared in 408 career NHL games over six seasons, registering 42 goals and 137 assists for a total of 179 points – as well as a career +37 rating.
— KO Sports, Inc. (@KOSportsInc) July 19, 2019