Personal decision for Trouba: Jets weren’t the issue for departing defenceman

WINNIPEG, MB – Jacob Trouba knows what many people are saying both under their collective breath and otherwise out loud — that he probably couldn’t wait to force his way out of Winnipeg.

That couldn’t be further from the truth.

The defenceman was shipped to the New York Rangers on Monday night for a return that includes the 20th overall pick in the 2019 NHL draft and fellow blue-liner Neal Pionk.

There is no doubt Trouba is thrilled about the prospect of what lies ahead, but that has absolutely nothing to do with the Jets organization or something he has against the city.