Jets’ Defenceman Jacob Trouba Awarded 1-Year, $5.5M Contract by Arbitrator

Jets’ Defenceman Jacob Trouba Awarded 1-Year, $5.5M Contract by Arbitrator

By The Canadian Press

Jacob Trouba
Winnipeg Jets’ Jacob Trouba (8) is seen in action during second period NHL hockey action against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in Toronto on Saturday, March 31, 2018. An abitrator has awarded Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba a one-year, US$5.5-million contract for the 2018-19 season, the league announced Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

WINNIPEG – An abitrator has awarded Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba a one-year, US$5.5-million contract for the 2018-19 season, the NHL announced Sunday.

Winnipeg has 48 hours to accept the ruling or turn it down and make Trouba an unrestricted free agent.

Trouba, 24, was one of five restricted free agents on the Jets to file for arbitration earlier this month, including Connor Hellebuyck, Adam Lowry, Brandon Tanev and Marko Dano.

The native of Rochester, Mich., had a hearing in Toronto on Friday.

Trouba had 24 points during an injury plagued campaign with the Jets last season.

The six-foot-three, 202-pound defenceman scored a career-high 33 points in 60 games during 2016-17. He sat out training camp and the start of the season over a dispute with the team, before signing a two-year, $6-million contract that expired on July 1.

Trouba was the Jets’ first-round pick at ninth overall in the 2012 NHL Draft.

Winnipeg has arbitration hearings pending with Tanev on July 25 and Dano on July 30. The team re-signed Lowry to a three-year, $8.75-million contract and Hellebuyck to a six-year, $37-million deal.

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