Report: New York Rangers Captain Heading to Detroit

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It appears that New York Rangers captain Jacob Trouba will be dealt to the Detroit Red Wings, per Lary Brooks of the New York Post, ending his five-year run on Broadway.

“A well-placed source has told The Post that GM Chris Drury is working on a deal to send the captain to the Red Wings,” Brooks wrote in an article published earlier this morning. The deal would include the Blueshirts retaining $2.5 million in salary for the remaining two years of his contract, which has an AAV of $8 million. This would save the team around $5.5 million in cap space. This would also raise their cap space to $21.1 million.

Trouba was named captain two years ago but struggled this season. He was paired with K’Andre Miller early on but then moved to the third defense pairing in the second half of the season. He suffered a fractured ankle prior to the end of the regular season and was cleared to play in the postseason, but despite some massive hits in the playoffs, he never seemed comfortable.

Trouba has a modified no-trade clause that kicks in on July 1. The club has already asked him for his no-trade list, with a free agency set to begin on Monday.

Despite the best regular season in the team’s history, the playoffs were disappointing. Reaching the Eastern Conference finals was not good enough. The team needs more cap space to get the players whom he thinks he needs to make a run next season.

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5 thoughts on “Report: New York Rangers Captain Heading to Detroit

  1. If Igor is smart he gets far away from this losing franchise when his contract expires next year.

    1. Larry Brooks is an idiot he keeps guessing everything and failing said trouba would be gone on draft day said he was going here and there then he’s not due to family things then now again traded to Detroit when it happens it happens but still Larry Brooks is as worthless as gum stuck under a desk. What a joke

  2. Larry Brooks is an idiot he keeps guessing everything and failing said trouba would be gone on draft day said he was going here and there then he’s not due to family things then now again traded to Detroit when it happens it happens but still Larry Brooks is as worthless as gum stuck under a desk.

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