Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba awarded 1-year, $5.5M contract
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) An arbitrator has awarded Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba a one-year, $5.5-million contract for the 2018-19 season, the league announced Sunday.
Winnipeg has 48 hours to accept the ruling or turn it down and make Trouba an unrestricted free agent.
Trouba had a hearing in Toronto on Friday.
Trouba had 24 points during an injury-plagued season with the Jets.
The 6-foot-3, 202-pound defenseman scored a career-high 33 points in 60 games during 2016-17. He sat out training camp and the start of the season over a dispute with the team, before signing a two-year, $6 million contract that expired on July 1.
Trouba was the Jets' first-round pick at ninth overall in the 2012 draft.
Winnipeg has arbitration hearings pending with Tanev and Dano next week. The team re-signed Lowry to a three-year, $8.75 million contract and Hellebuyck to a six-year, $37 million deal.
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Updated July 22, 2018