Jacob Trouba reportedly seeks $7 million in arbitration case with the Jets | NHL


Jacob Trouba and the Winnipeg Jets have been down this street earlier than when negotiating a contract.

Two years after holding out as a 22-year-old, Trouba now reportedly finds himself far aside with the crew once more after arbitration numbers had been exchanged. In response to Elliotte Friedman, Trouba seeks a $7 million contract in arbitration whereas the Jets counter at $four million. The case is due earlier than an unbiased arbitrator on Friday.

Trouba, a restricted free agent, had a $three million wage cap hit after signing a two-year deal in November of 2016, following a holdout that obtained ugly at occasions. The gifted right-hand shot defenseman has been the topic of many commerce rumors up to now a number of years, although he spoke this previous season about signing a long-term contract with the Jets.

Regardless of showing in solely 60 video games in 2016-17 following his holdout, Trouba recorded 33 factors, a career-high. That season he additionally averaged practically 25 minutes of ice-time on the Winnipeg blueline and appeared on the verge of NHL stardom.

Trouba’s numbers dipped in 2017-18 as he missed vital time resulting from a pair of accidents. The 24-year-old first missed 20 video games with an ankle damage after which suffered a concussion in his return to the lineup following a collision with Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars.  He averaged 21:54 of ice-time and recorded 24 factors in 55 video games. Trouba appeared in all 17 postseason video games, scoring a pair of targets and including an help because the Jets had been ultimately knocked out within the Western Convention Last by the Vegas Golden Knights.

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If there isn’t any settlement on a contract extension earlier than Friday, the 2 sides will hash issues out in entrance of an arbitrator with the Jets doubtless accepting a one-year deal, and never two, what with Trouba two years away from unrestricted free company.

The Jets have two different gamers who at the moment filed for arbitration, although every is probably going simpler to signal beforehand than Trouba. Brandon Tanev and Marko Dano are the lower-profile — but nonetheless vital — Jets who’ve arbitration instances scheduled.

An settlement between Trouba and the Jets was not reached previous to Friday’s listening to date, and the 2 sides met within the afternoon. A choice by the arbiter is predicted by Sunday.

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