Rangers agree to contract terms with new defenseman Trouba

The Associated Press
FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Washington. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are among a bumper crop of restricted free agents. Every NHL team in the league would like to add any of those players to its roster. However, it will register as a big surprise in if any team tries to sign them away. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Rangers agree to contract terms with new defenseman Trouba

FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Washington. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are among a bumper crop of restricted free agents. Every NHL team in the league would like to add any of those players to its roster. However, it will register as a big surprise in if any team tries to sign them away. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba, who they acquired from Winnipeg in a major offseason trade.

The deal reached Friday with Trouba, 25, is for seven years and $56 million, with an $8 million salary cap hit for the upcoming season. He is expected to anchor the team's defense.

A 2012 first-round draft pick by the Jets, Trouba set career highs in points (50) and assists (42) last season.

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A 6-foot-3, 202 pounds, Trouba is a workhorse defenseman especially adept at blocking shots. But the Rangers believe he has plenty of upside offensively.

For his six-year career, Trouba has 42 goals, 179 points and a plus-37 rating.

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