Multiple teams interested in Jacob Trouba

Will a deal eventually get worked out?



It's been one of the more intriguing storylines of the 2024 NHL offseason, and doesn't appear to be any closer to reaching a conclusion. The New York Rangers are reportedly trying to move on from captain Jacob Trouba, who has no apparent interest in departing and being separated from his wife and young child. 

The information was originally reported by Vince Mercogliano of USA Today earlier in the month, who indicated that the current state of the Rangers dressing room is "a concern". 

“(Trouba’s) wife, Kelly, has a medical career in New York and their first child, Axel, arrived in January,” Mercogliano reported. “The belief is that [Rangers general manager Chris] Drury wants to rip the band-aid off, which may leave Trouba resigned to accept his fate. Regardless of how it turns out, the state of the locker room is a concern.”

According to The Fourth Period, there are at least four teams who are interested in acquiring the services of the Rangers captain, including his hometown Detroit Red Wings. Additionally, the Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres and Nashville Predators are also listed. 

Additionally, Sports Illustrated has listed the Ducks as an ideal trade partner because forward Trevor Zegras could be included in a package being sent back to the Big Apple: 

"The Blue Shirts are looking to sell their captain and would likely take a big name in return. The Ducks might be on the verge of trading Trevor Zegras, and a move to New York could do a lot for the budding superstar.

The Rangers could use forward talent who can produce and still has a few seasons ahead of him before turning 30. Zegras has what it takes to be a star, but he may need a change of scenery to see how far his talents can take him."

Trouba has two years remaining on his current contract that carries an AAV of $8 million. 

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