Jacob Trouba signs 7-year, $56 Million deal with Rangers

NEW YORK, NY – The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenceman Jacob Trouba, who they acquired from Winnipeg in a major off-season trade.

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

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