Report: Rangers have asked Trouba for his no-trade list
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Report: Rangers have asked Trouba for his no-trade list

It's going down!

Trevor Connors

This just in, according to a report from Arthur Staple of The Athletic, the New York Rangers have asked captain Jacob Trouba to submit his no-trade list in advance of a potential trade at the NHL Draft this weekend.

From Staple:

The Rangers captain has 15 teams that he can void a trade to, if he chooses.

Trouba has two seasons left on a deal that pays him $8 million annually. There are daily rumor reports that GM Chris Drury is looking to move Trouba in order to free up salary cap space to re-sign core players like Igor Shesterkin, Alexis Lafreniere and K'Andre. 

The 30 year old Trouba had three goals and 22 points in 69 games for the Rangers this season and was the recipient of the NHL's Mark Messier Leadership Award. Which, frankly... is a bit of a sham. Near as I can tell the Mark Messier Leadership Award is little more than a vanity project for Messier, who chooses the winner himself. Go figure that a Rangers captain was this year's winner...

A word of caution to any teams out there lining up to acquire Trouba...

There's a reason why the President's Trophy winning Rangers are looking to offload their captain. He may look great on paper, but an aging defenseman who doesn't put up points and who routinely puts his team at a disadvantage with dumb penalties shouldn't be high on anyone's priority list. Add in the fact that Trouba makes $8 million a year and I'd run away from him pretty quickly. Still, he's a tough, physical blue liner who isn't afraid to stick up for his teammates and some NHL general managers put a lot of emphasis on that.

Source: Arthur Staple