BREAKING: Rangers close deal on top priority and acquire Jacob Trouba

Trouba (Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Rangers have acquired Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets. If you’ve been reading this site for the last few days, the Rangers made Trouba priority one.

What is more important is that it didn’t cost them the assets so many believed it would. As I stated over and over it starts with the 20th pick in the draft and roster player. Fortunately it was only one.

Now the Rangers must lock up Jacob Trouba to a contract. Obviously the two sides must believe a deal can be worked out or the Rangers would not have parted with the 20th pick overall.

I have reached out to the Rangers about any contract news. I will update if they respond before any public releases.

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore