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|Posted: Tue Nov 8th, 2016 01:59 am||
|The stalemate is over.
The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed defenseman Jacob Trouba to a two-year, $6-million deal. The contract carries base salaries of $2.5 million this season and $3.5 million in 2017-18.
The two sides met Nov. 4 in Detroit, with Trouba's agent - Kurt Overhardt - calling the scenario "status quo" as recently as Monday.
Trouba, who'd requested a trade prior to the start of the regular season, had until Dec. 1 to agree to terms on a new contract, lest he be forced to sit out the entire NHL season.
His issue was a lack of opportunity on his natural right side, a position that has opened up - for the time being, at least - due to an injury to Tyler Myers that recently landed him on injured reserve.
At the same time, however, there exists the possibility of a sign-and-trade, with the prorated first year of Trouba's new deal serving as an enticingly low cap hit for a player of his potential.
Important to remember -- Jacob Trouba is now eligible to sign an extension on this contract as soon as July 1.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) November 7, 2016
For Trouba, he's now able to take the ice, where he belongs.
In 81 games for the Jets last season, he recorded six goals and 15 assists while averaging over 22 minutes per night.