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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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One potential landing spot for Jacob Trouba, should he be traded, is Toronto.
The Buds need a right-handed shot defenseman and the Jets could part with Trouba given he is behind both Dustin Byfuglien and Tyler Myers, who both shoot right. The Leafs have good young talent in their system and plenty of picks to satisfy the Jets. There will be plenty of interested teams in the mix though. Keep an eye on this situation going forward. Sep 25 - 11:41 AM

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Winnipeg Jets GM Ken Cheveldayoff has responded publicly to Jacob Trouba's trade request.

In short, Cheveldayoff has noted that Trouba "represents an important part of the long-term future of our club." He went on to state that any decision related to Trouba will be "best interest of the Winnipeg Jets hockey club." Lastly, the Jets cannot "compel" Trouba to report to training camp. For a public divorce, both sides seem intent on remaining amicable.
Sep 24 - 9:44 PM

Jacob Trouba's agent Kurt Overhardt has released a statement outlining the reasoning behind trade request, originally made in May.

You can read the full statement from Overhardt in the link below, but the key points are simply that Trouba wants to have a top-four role and play on the right side. The young defender does not see that as a possibility in Winnipeg. The trade request was made back in May, and the two sides have been working towards a resolution since. In addition, there have been no contract negotiations. Trouba is current an RFAas well. Lastly, Trouba is on record that he will not be attending the Winnipeg Jets NHL training camp.
Sep 24 - 7:59 PM

Jacob Trouba has requested a trade out of Winnipeg.

This should not be terribly surprising as there have been trade rumors for a couple of seasons now. Still, this is not what Winnipeg wants to hear. The former ninth overall pick in 2012 has been a stud on the Jets' blueline for three seasons now. Trouba has made sure to note that his request is specifically about wanting to "play the right side", and is not a reflection of his feelings towards the Jets nor the city of Winnipeg. Still just 22-years-old, Trouba just concluded his ELC last season and is a restricted free agent. Stay tuned.
Sep 24 - 7:40 PM

GM Kevin Cheveldayoff still isn't discussing where contract negotiations stand with restricted free agent Jacob Trouba.

The two sides haven't made their talks public, but it's been reported that Trouba wants a larger role with the team. He is playing for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey.
Sep 21 - 5:07 PM

Even though he hasn't signed a new contract, Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba will play in the World Cup of Hockey.

Trouba and the Jets have yet to come to terms on a contract and that won't stop him from participating in next month's tournament, according to his agent Kurt Overhardt. Trouba was named to Team North American's roster (young guns), after scoring six goals and 21 points in 81 games in 2015-16.
Aug 18 - 11:13 AM

Jacob Trouba and the Winnipeg Jets remain apart in contract talks.

The two sides still have to agree to money, term and usage, according to TSN's Gary Lawless. Trouba wants to play in the top-four group and get some more time on the power play. He spent most of his 5v5 action alongside Mark Stuart in 2015-16, while averaging 22:04 of playing time per game. Trouba is 22 years of age and the Jets don't want to trade him, so some common ground will have to be found.
Source: TSN.ca
Aug 3 - 10:27 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mark Scheifele
2Bryan Little
3Marko Dano
4Adam Lowry
5Nic Petan
LW1Nikolaj Ehlers
2Mathieu Perreault
3Shawn Matthias
4Alexander Burmistrov
5Quinton Howden
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Patrik Laine
3Drew Stafford
4Joel Armia
5Chris Thorburn
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Jacob Trouba
3Tyler Myers
4Toby Enstrom
5Mark Stuart
6Ben Chiarot
7Brian Strait
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson
3Connor Hellebuyck