Rangers agree to deal with D Trouba

Restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba has agreed to terms on a new contract with the New York Rangers, the club announced Friday.

Terms were not disclosed but NHL.com reported that Trouba received a seven-year, $56 million deal.

The Rangers acquired Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets on June 17 for defenseman Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the 2019 NHL draft.

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Trouba, 25, set career highs in assists (42) and points (50) last season, playing in all 82 regular-season games for the first time in his career. Among defensemen, he tied for ninth in the league in assists and was 13th in points.

At 6-foot-3, 202 pounds, he led the Jets in total ice time, total short-handed ice time and blocked shots, while finishing second in average ice time (22:53) and average short-handed ice time (2:28), and tied for second in power play assists (15).

Trouba, selected by Winnipeg with the ninth pick in the 2012 draft, has played in 408 games for the Jets in the past six seasons, with 137 assists and 42 goals.

He played last season on a one-year, $5.5 million contract awarded via arbitration.

--Field Level Media

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