Trouba Helps Rangers Top Jets in Debut: Defenseman Has Three Points Against Former Team

NEW YORK, NY – Jacob Trouba had three points against his former team, and Artemi Panarin had a goal and an assist in the New York Rangers debut for both, a 6-4 win against the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

It was the season opener for each team.

Trouba had a goal and two assists. Panarin had a goal and an assist.

The Rangers acquired Trouba in a trade with the Jets on June 17. They signed Panarin to a seven-year contract July 1.

“You think about [the first game] for so long building up to the season, and preseason games just don’t really do it, they’re not the same thing,” Trouba said. “Just getting it over with and kind of getting past it and being able to move on and start thinking about the rest of the games and getting your game to where you want to be is nice.”