WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have announced they have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenceman Jacob Trouba on a two year contract with a salary of $2.5 million this season and $3.5 million next season.
Trouba, 22, had 21 points in 81 games last season with the Jets.
It appeared Trouba’s time as a Jet was coming to an end in September after it was revealed he had asked the team for a trade and was not going to attend training camp.
His agent claimed the situation was not about money, but Trouba’s desire to play as a top four defenceman with the Jets on the right side.
The Jets have a record of 5-7-1 in 13 games this season.
Trouba’s return should be good news for the team who have seen many players go down with various injuries, including defenceman Tyler Meyers.