Jacob Trouba was born on February 26, 1994 in Rochester, Michigan and he currently plays defense for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. Jacob was drafted in the first round, 9th overall, by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Jacob made his National Hockey League debut on October 1, 2013 against the Minnesota Wild where he scored his first NHL goal while also adding an assist and being named the game’s first star. On November 2, 2016 Jacob signed a two-year contract extension with the Jets. Jacob has represented the United States on many occasions, highlighted by his performance at the World Junior Championship in 2013 where he won a Gold Medal and was named to the All-Star Team after being named the tournament’s top defenseman. Jacob was also selected to represent the United States at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. On June 17, 2019, Trouba was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for Neal Pionk and Winnipeg’s 2019 First Round pick. On July 19, 2019, Jacob signed a seven-year, $56 million contract with the Rangers with an annual value of $8 million. On August 9, 2022, the New York Rangers named Trouba its 28th Captain in franchise history.

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