Trouba gets $5.5 million from Jets for this season in arbitration

WINNIPEG, MB –  Jacob Trouba was awarded a one-year, $5.5 million contract from the Winnipeg Jets by an arbitrator Sunday.

The 24-year-old defenseman and Winnipeg had an arbitration hearing in Toronto on Friday, and the arbitrator had a 48-hour deadline to render a decision.

The Jets have 48 hours to decide whether they will accept the decision or decline it and allow Trouba to become an unrestricted free agent. If it’s accepted, he could become an RFA on July 1, 2019.