The blockbuster is here, and the cost is less than we thought. Jeff Gorton has pulled a major move, acquiring defenseman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets for defenseman Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick (originally Winnipeg’s) in this year’s draft.
Rumored cost for Trouba was significantly higher, and was rumored as recently as yesterday. This is a huge trade for the Rangers and not only gives them a 1RD for the foreseeable future –assuming he re-signs, which I’m assuming he will– but also rids them of Neal Pionk, who was downright awful.
This, my friends, is a great trade.