8 NHL Teams That Should Be Interested in Trading for Jacob Trouba

October 1st, 2016 by Jonathan Willis Leave a reply »
Jacob Trouba requested a trade from the Winnipeg Jets back in May. In late September, that trade request went public, with his agent, Kurt Overhardt, providing a statement to multiple media outlets, including Sportsnet.

It’s a big deal because Trouba is a rarity in the NHL. It’s awfully hard to find a good, young defenceman who can skate, handle the puck and play with a physical edge. It’s even rarer to find a right-shooting player who checks all those boxes. Those players who do generally aren’t available on the trade market. The 22-year-old Trouba is all of those things.

There aren’t many teams in the league for whom Trouba would be a bad fit, but there are some specific clubs that should be especially interested in the blueliner. The following slideshow considers eight of those teams, examining why they could use the player, what they could offer in trade—keeping in mind Winnipeg's obvious need for a left-shooting defender), and where Trouba would slot in their lineup if a deal were made. 

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