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Jacob Trouba | Defenseman | #8

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/26/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 202
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (9) / WPG
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Based on previous reports, the Boston Bruins are considering an offer sheet for Jacob Trouba, but now they're apparently having second thoughts.
We'll have to wait and see what happens here, but there's a reason that it's extremely rare for a team to acquire a player through an offer sheet. The only way to avoid the original team simply matching your offer is to significantly overpay for the player in question and on top of that you have to surrender draft picks. The Bruins might also be fear of retribution where other teams start making offer sheets to their restricted free agents as punishment for Boston doing so and thus driving up the price of future RFAs in the process. Even with all that in mind, the Bruins might be desperate enough for a No. 1 defenseman that they'll try to make it work with Trouba anyways. Jun 30 - 8:34 AM

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The Boston Bruins are reportedly preparing an offer sheet for Jacob Trouba.

It's no secret that the Bruins need to get better and younger on defense and this would be an expensive way of doing that. According to Joe Haggerty, the deal would be worth a minimum of $47 million dollars. If the Jets refuse to match that, it would net them four consecutive first round picks from the Bruins. Trouba had six goals and 21 points in 81 games last season. The 22-year-old averaged 22:03 of ice time in 2015-16.
Jun 29 - 12:07 AM

Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said he would match any offer sheets for Jacob Trouba.

It's pretty rare for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets anyways so this is a threat that Cheveldayoff isn't likely to have to make good on. At the same time statements like his could dissuade potential suitors from pursuing Trouba in the first place.
Jun 23 - 1:04 PM

Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff isn't looking to trade Jacob Trouba.

"Trying to trade Jacob Trouba?" Cheveldayoff said. "This is an interesting time of year. I've seen lots of different scenarios out there of teams that are pushing hard that I haven't even heard from and I've talked to different teams that have asked different questions that I've certainly asked myself. I'm not trying to trade anybody. I think in this game there's a distinct possibility that anybody can get traded." Trouba will become a restricted free agent on July 1st if he and the Jets can't agree to terms on a new contract. The 22-year-old has enormous potential, but the Jets have already invested a good chunk of money into their defense with Dustin Byfuglien, Toby Enstrom and Tyler Myers all on contracts north of $5 million.
Jun 14 - 8:34 PM

Jacob Trouba needs a new contract this off-season.

The 22-year-old defenseman has completed his entry-level deal and he has contributed at least 20 points in each of his previous three seasons. He had six goals and 21 points in 81 games last year.
Jun 14 - 8:43 AM

The Colorado Avalanche are reportedly interested in acquiring Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

On Saturday, Friedman mentioned that he believed the Avs are targeting Trouba. "Tyson Barrie‘s future there is not that certain but I don’t think [the Avalanche] want to trade him until they can add some help," Friedman said during his "Headlines" segment. "I believe one of the targets is Winnipeg’s Jacob Trouba. I’m not saying Winnipeg’s going to do it, but I think that’s a player Colorado would like to get its hands on." It'll be interesting to see if Winnipeg is interested in parting ways with their young defenseman. The 22-year-old had six goals, 21 points and 62 penalty minutes in 81 games during the 2015-16 season.
Jun 5 - 11:32 AM

Jacob Trouba was added to Team North America's roster for the World Cup.

Team North America is made up of under-24 aged players from Canada and the United States. He will join forward Mark Scheifele and goalie Connor Hellebuyck on the young stars' squad. Other Jets set to participate in the tournament are: Blake Wheeler and Dustin Byfuglien (USA),Ondrej Pavelec (Czech Republic) and prospect Ivan Telegin (Russia) giving the squad six players in all.
May 28 - 11:27 AM

Jacob Trouba is questionable for Saturday afternoon's game against Buffalo.

He seems to have sustained an undisclosed injury after blocking a shot in Thursday's game against the Kings. Play it safe and bench Trouba for this one.
Mar 26 - 12:23 PM

The Jets will welcome back defender Jacob Trouba Sunday night against the Oilers.

Trouba has posted 16 points with 62 PIMs, 107 hits, and 131 blocks through 63 games this season. Which unfortunately is his lowest production of his young career.
Mar 6 - 7:02 PM

Jacob Trouba (upper body) will be a game-time decision on Sunday against Edmonton.

Reporting Ken Wiebe noted that Trouba's morning skate "went well", which is certainly encouraging. But things going well does not always equate to playing time. So stay tuned.
Mar 6 - 1:59 PM

Jacob Trouba will not be in the Jets' lineup when they face off against Montreal Saturday night.

He has an upper-body injury that kept him from practising on Friday and will sideline him for Saturday's contest. Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice did indicate there is a chance Trouba could return to action for Sunday's game against the Oilers. Consider Trouba day-to-day.
Mar 5 - 1:25 PM

Jacob Trouba produced a goal and a helper in a 6-3 victory over Dallas on Thursday night.

His fifth goal of the season was Winnipeg's sixth goal of the match. Trouba finished with a plus-3 rating in 20:52 of ice time. He has 16 points in 60 games this campaign.
Feb 26 - 10:15 AM

Jacob Trouba registered an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Carolina.

He helped set up a goal by Blake Wheeler in the third period. Trouba has chipped in 13 points and 58 penalty minutes in 56 games this year. There have been some trade rumors involving the young defender, as the pending restricted free agent may price himself too high for Jets.
Feb 17 - 9:31 AM

Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba scored two goals in a 4-1 win over the Red Wings on Tuesday night.

His offensive production might have dipped compared to two seasons ago, but Trouba is establishing himself as one of the bright young defensemen of the future. He now has nine points in 35 games this season and should only be a consideration in leagues that count penalty minutes.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 10:33:00 PM

Jacob Trouba will be paired with Dustin Byfuglien on Winnipeg's second defense pairing for Tuesday's game against the Saint Louis Blues.

The 21-year-old has had a somewhat underwhelming start to the season and will certainly be looking to take on a larger role for the Jets. He ranks third in ice time for Jets defensemen (behind Byfuglien and Tyler Myers), averaging a shade over 20 minutes of ice time per game. Though he is on pace to put up less points than he did last season, there is plenty of optimism surrounding Trouba, and with good reason. He is pointless in his last three games.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 01:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Marko Dano
4Adam Lowry
5Nic Petan
LW1Mathieu Perreault
2Nikolaj Ehlers
3Shawn Matthias
4Alexander Burmistrov
5Quinton Howden
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Patrik Laine
3Drew Stafford
4Joel Armia
5Chris Thorburn
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Tyler Myers
3Jacob Trouba
4Toby Enstrom
5Mark Stuart
6Ben Chiarot
7Brian Strait
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson