Jets re-sign Trouba

In a huge turn of events, it appears the Winnipeg Jets will be re-signing Jacob Trouba. More to come. 

After holding out and officially requesting a trade in September, it was clear that Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff wasn’t going to budge on a deal that he didn’t feel had held adequate value coming back to the Jets organization. 

It was clear after comments from hockey insiders that the Jets would be in a position where they were comfortable holding off and waiting for Trouba’s camp to budge.

The 22-year old is already a player who hold a huge impact on the ice. Last season, he was third on the Jets in time on ice per game playing 22:03. He trailed fellow right handers Dustin Byfuglien and Tyler Myers. 

Trouba had been forced to play on the left side, and that was believed to be one of the reasons he had held out.

  • Eddie O rules!

    I’m happy with this. He’s got almost 2 seasons to show he’s a top pair Dman and if he does his trade value might be higher than a Dman with top pairing “potential”, he’ll still be RFA and Chevy didn’t loose value in a bad trade. Who knows maybe he gels with the rest of the kids and resigns again but with the new CBA coming up in a couple years I doubt he signs long term on his next contract anyway.

    • Eddie O rules!

      The problem with that thinking is what if he does reach his potential? How easy is it to make a fair value trade then? Think if Arizona was trying to trade Ekman Larsson, what team has a player of that caliber that they want to trade away to make that happen? I think Chevy’s hand is as weak as it’s ever been and now the clock is ticking

  • A-Mc

    I can’t see Trouba lasting in Winnipeg. Once a guy publicly states that he wants out, he isolates himself from his teammates and the coaching staff.

    I bet he’s moved at, or before, the trade deadline this year.