Jets trade Trouba to Rangers for Pionk, 1st-rounder
OFFICIAL: #NYR have acquired defenseman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the 2019 #NHLDraft (originally from WPG). pic.twitter.com/rZTXYv4YG1
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) June 17, 2019
- Winnipeg trades Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers for Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the 2019 draft —
- Winnipeg’s own pick from the Kevin Hayes trade.
- Huge move for New York Rangers.
- We cannot say the same for the Jets.
- NY Rangers Accelerate Their Rebuild By Acquiring Jacob Trouba For Peanuts
- In fairness, the Jets didn’t have much leverage.
- Trouba wanting out of Winnipeg has been an annual story that finally came to a head with the Blueshirts winning the grand prize.
- All it took was shipping their own first-rounder back to them (acquired in the Hayes deal) and Neal Pionk.
- Pionk was already expendable after the acquisition of Hobey Baker finalist Adam Fox so it only helped NY to include him in the swap.
- Really can’t ask for a better deal as it essentially breaks down to a couple months of Kevin Hayes for Brendan Lemieux & Trouba.
- This trade marks the end of a two-year saga during which the Jets and Trouba’s camp butted heads on more than one occasion in contract negotiations.
- Trouba, 25, enjoyed a career year in 2018-19. The 6-foot-3, 202-pound right-handed defenseman registered 50 points in 82 games while averaging nearly 23 minutes per night.
- Pionk, a 6-foot, 186-pound right-handed blue-liner, is coming off his first full NHL season. The 23-year-old recorded six goals and 26 points in 73 games while averaging just over 21 minutes per night.
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) June 17, 2019
To Winnipeg #Jets
D Neal Pionk (RFA rights)
2019 1st round pick (#20 – Originally WPG’s pick)
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) June 17, 2019