The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed restricted free agent defenceman Jacob Trouba to a two-year deal.
The 22-year-old was set to miss the entire 2016-17 NHL season had he not been picked up by a team by December 1.
The deal will pay the Rochester, Mich. native a base salary of $2.5 million this season and $3.5 million in 2017-18.
Trouba had requested a trade from Winnipeg and missed training camp at the start of the season. Trouba’s agent, Kurt Overhardt, said in a press release last September that Trouba wanted an opportunity to play somewhere else, citing Winnipeg’s logjam of defencemen.
Trouba originally signed with Winnipeg as the ninth overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
— With files from The Canadian Press