Jacob Trouba would become captain of the Rangers

Jacob Trouba would become Rangers captain

BETTING À DAY

The New York Rangers reportedly made American defenseman Jacob Trouba their new captain.

According to NHL Network pundit Kevin Weekes on Twitter Monday evening, everything should be formalized by the end of the day on Tuesday.

Since the “Blueshirts” traded their ex-captain Ryan McDonagh to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2018, they had still not replaced him.

The New York management had no shortage of options for designating the next player who will wear the “C”, which relies in particular on star players Artemi Panarin, Chris Kreider and Adam Fox.

A former first-round pick of the Winnipeg Jets, Trouba was acquired by trade in 2019 by the Big Apple team. In 2021-22, the 28-year-old defenseman had 39 points in 81 games.