Former Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba signs 7-year deal with Rangers

New York Rangers defenceman Jacob Trouba, who was acquired this offseason from the Winnipeg Jets, signed a seven-year deal worht $56 million US on Friday. (The Associated Press) The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenceman Jacob Trouba, who they acquired from Winnipeg in a major off-season trade. The deal reached Friday with Trouba, 25, is for seven years and $56 million US, with an $8 million salary cap hit for the upcoming season. He is expected to anchor the team’s defence. A 2012 first-round…

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Jets-Flames outdoor game, Hockey Day from Yellowknife highlight 2019-20 NHL sked

On Oct. 26, the Flames and Jets will play the first Heritage Classic in a Canadian city without an NHL team, doing battle at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. (John Woods/Canadian Press) A Vancouver Canucks 50th anniversary celebration, the annual Hockey Day in Canada and an outdoor game in Regina mark Canadian highlights on the 2019-20 NHL schedule. The 1,271-game schedule, released Tuesday, includes the Heritage Classic between the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets on Oct. 26 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. It marks the first Heritage Classic — a series…

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NHL AWARDS | Dauphin’s Barry Trotz named top coach in 1st season with Islanders

Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson poses on the red carpet before the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday. (John Locher/The Associated Press) Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson has won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie at the league’s award ceremony. The 20-year-old Swede is the first Canuck to win the award since Pavel Bure in 1991-92. Video Getting to know future No. 1 pick (probably) Jack Hughes Pettersson set a Canucks rookie record with 66 points (28 goals, 38 assists) in 71 games this season, passing Bure and…

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Trouba says fiancee’s medical studies factored into trade out of Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Jets traded defenceman Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers on Monday. (Derek Leung/Getty Images) Jacob Trouba’s decision against signing a long-term deal with the Winnipeg Jets was well-documented. Less so was his primary reason why. Trouba revealed that his fiancee’s aspirations to become a doctor played a role in his desire to play in the United States. On Monday, he was traded to the New York Rangers . On Tuesday, he repeated what he told the Winnipeg Sun. The 25-year-old Trouba says Kelly Tyson’s career is equally important.…

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Jets trade Jacob Trouba to Rangers

Jacob Trouba, seen above speaking to the media after the Winnipeg Jets lost in the first round of the playoffs in April, has amassed 179 points in 408 career games. (John Woods/Canadian Press) The Winnipeg Jets have traded defenceman Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers for defenceman Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick at the upcoming NHL draft. The teams announced the trade Monday. Video 9 takeaways from the Stanley Cup final…in 90 seconds Pionk went undrafted and was signed as a free agent by the Rangers in…

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From worst to first: How the St. Louis Blues captured the Stanley Cup

St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube carries the Stanley Cup after his team defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday. (Michael Dwyer/Associated Press) From outhouse to penthouse in 161 days: the sensational story of the 2018-19 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. If you thought the expansion Vegas Golden Knights were a good story last spring, all you had to do was wait 12 months. The Blues authored a way better tale — almost too good to be true. STANLEY CUP GAME 7 Chumps…

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Chumps to champs! St. Louis Blues complete improbable journey to Stanley Cup

Ryan O’Reilly scored for the fourth straight game and rookie Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins and their first NHL championship. STANLEY CUP FINAL ‘Fired up’ Ryan O’Reilly awarded Conn Smythe Trophy after goals in 4 straight Alex Pietrangelo added a goal and an assist and Brayden Schenn and Zach Sanford also scored for St. Louis. The Blues woke up on New Year’s morning with the…

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Chumps to champs! St. Louis Blues complete improbable journey to 1st Stanley Cup in team’s history

The St. Louis Blues pose with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Boston Bruins in Game 7 on Wednesday. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images) St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington was waiting patiently, as NHL rookies learn to do, while the Stanley Cup was passed from teammate to teammate across the recently conquered ice of the new Boston Garden. Thirteen Blues took their turn with the iconic trophy, raising it above their heads, lowering it for a kiss, posing for a picture. STANLEY CUP FINAL Blues’ worst-to-first run gets Hollywood ending with St.…

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Jets trade Kevin Hayes to Flyers for 5th-round pick

Kevin Hayes was traded by the Winnipeg Jets on Monday for a fifth-round draft pick. (David Lipnowski/Getty Images) The Winnipeg Jets traded forward Kevin Hayes to the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the NHL Draft. Hayes was acquired by the Jets from the New York Rangers in February. The 27-year-old American played in 20 games for Winnipeg and recorded 13 points (five goals). He added three points (two goals) in six playoff games. Hayes is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July…

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Buffalo Sabres reportedly hire Winnipegger Ralph Krueger as head coach

Ralph Krueger is returning to North America to coach the Buffalo Sabres in a bid to turn around the once-proud franchise in the midst of an eight-year playoff drought. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that the Sabres have hired Krueger as coach. The person spoke to the AP on Tuesday night on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the hiring. Canada’s SportsNet.ca first reported the move. GAME 3 Carolina’s Storm Surge recedes to a ripple as Bruins take commanding series lead The…

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