Report: Rangers captain Jacob Trouba shocked by recent trade rumors

New York Rangers captain Jacob Trouba was reportedly very shocked to hear his name blasted throughout offseason trade rumors. Which comes at a bit of a surprise to some considering Trouba's contract went from having a full no-movement clause to having just a modified no-trade clause that includes a 15-team list.

Trouba has been linked to several trade destinations including the Detroit Red Wings who are apparently very interested in bringing Trouba back home to the state of Michigan. The 30-year-old defenseman has two seasons left on his deal at $8 million annually against the cap. Last season he recorded 22 points in 69 games and another seven points in 16 Stanley Cup Playoff games. Trouba's known as one of the toughest defenders in the league and can certainly tow the edge of the line on occasion.

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet had this to say in a recent article on the Trouba situation:

Trouba/Rangers could be a battle as he switches from a no-move to a partial no-trade. We saw what happened with Barclay Goodrow, and Trouba’s agent, Kurt Overhardt, is no shrinking violet. One of the challenges is that Trouba was shocked by the possibility he could be traded, and is still coming to grips with it.

The Rangers have one of the deepest blue lines in all of hockey and appear interested in moving on from Trouba for some help up front to help balance out their attack. While the Red Wings are certainly the favorites, keep an eye on the Seattle Kraken and Dallas Stars on the trade market.

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