WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets still see Jacob Trouba as an important part of their long-term future.
General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff made the comment late Saturday evening. The emailed statement comes in response to remarks Trouba’s agent made indicating the unsigned defenceman has requested a trade.
“Since May, we have been working with the Jets management in an effort to facilitate a trade of Jacob’s rights,” said Kurt Overhardt in a statement.
Trouba became a restricted free agent this summer when his three-year, entry-level contract expired.
The 22-year-old American has logged 23 goals, 49 assists and 151 penalty minutes in 211 regular season games with the Jets. Trouba was selected ninth overall by Winnipeg in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.