Former Michigan defenseman named captain of New York Rangers
Former Michigan defenseman Jacob Trouba will be wearing the “C” on his sweater next season for the New York Rangers. The 28-year-old, who is entering his fourth season with the Rangers, was named the 28th captain in franchise history on Tuesday. He becomes the team’s first captain since the 2017-18 season, when defenseman Ryan McDonagh held the title before getting traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning. “Since he joined the Rangers, Jacob has consistently displayed all of the qualities we want in a leader on and off the ice,” Rangers general manager Chris Drury said in a statement. 9 overall pick played his first six NHL seasons with the Winnipeg Jets before getting traded to New York in June 2019.mlive.com
Hurricanes lose goalie Raanta, Jarvis in Game 7 vs. Rangers
The Carolina Hurricanes found themselves in a quick hole in a Game 7 against the New York Rangers. The Hurricanes lost Jarvis to an upper-body injury after he took a jarring first-period hit by New York defenseman Jacob Trouba, then lost Raanta in the second period when he went down after stretching out for a stop and was helped off the ice putting no weight on his right leg. It was part of a rough all-around Monday night in a 6-2 loss to the Rangers that ended their second-round series in the Stanley Cup playoffs.news.yahoo.com
A ‘new beginning’ for Germany as Olaf Scholz becomes Chancellor
Olaf Scholz pledges a "new beginning" for Germany as he takes over from Angela Merkel after 16 years in office. In an official power handover ceremony, Scholz becomes the country’s chancellor, heading up the new coalition governement.news.yahoo.com
Blackhawks F Khaira taken off on stretcher after Trouba hit
Chicago Blackhawks forward Jujhar Khaira was stretchered off the ice after he was leveled by New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba on Tuesday night. The Blackhawks said Khaira suffered an “upper-body blow” and was taken by ambulance to Northwestern Hospital for further testing. Khaira's head was down as he gathered in the puck 6:10 into the second period, and Trouba appeared to drive his right shoulder into his chin.news.yahoo.com
Zibanejad has 3 goals, 3 assists as Rangers rout Flyers 9-0
New York Rangers' Mika Zibanejad (93) scores against Philadelphia Flyers' Carter Hart (79) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in New York. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)NEW YORK – Mika Zibanejad had three goals and three assists in New York’s seven-goal second period, and the Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 9-0 Wednesday night. Hartford Wolf Pack head coach Kris Knoblauch and associate head coach Gord Murphy, and Rangers associate general manager Chris Drury were behind the bench. Ad“You didn’t have much time to think about it,” Knoblauch said when asked about pregame preparation as the acting head coach. “Nothing about this game was any good,” Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said.
Artemi Panarin rejoins Rangers after 2-week leave of absence
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2021, file photo, New York Rangers' Artemi Panarin plays during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia. Panarin has rejoined the Rangers after taking a two-week leave of absence. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)Artemi Panarin rejoined the New York Rangers for practice in Boston on Wednesday after taking a two-week leave of absence. Coach David Quinn said Panarin won't play Thursday night against the Bruins and his timeline for getting back to game action is unclear. “He’s here and just getting ready to play,” Quinn.
Lafrenière scores 2nd of season, Rangers beat Capitals 4-1
New York Rangers left wing Alexis Lafrenire (13) scores a goal past Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, in Washington. Also seen are Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) and Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93). Lafrenière scored his second NHL goal, Panarin had two assists and the Rangers made the best of a new-look lineup, beating the Washington Capitals 4-1 Saturday for their second consecutive victory. Panarin set up Lafrenière on the doorstep late in the second period, and his shot provided the rebound for Chris Kreider's power-play goal in the first. Zibanejad's goal was just his second since last season after scoring 41 in 57 games in 2019-20.
Is Restricted Free Agent & Local Product Jacob Trouba On Yzermans Wish List?
Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. And, that is one of the reasons teams are reluctant to extend offer sheets to restricted free agents. Agents of restricted free agents attempt to use the possibility of offer sheets in negotiations. The New York Rangers acquired Trouba in a trade with Winnipeg even though they would have to sign the offensive-minded defenseman as a restricted free agent. Restricted is the emphasized word in restricted free agency, said agent Brian Bartlett, whose clients include restricted free agent Will Butcher, who had 74 points in two seasons as a New Jersey Devils defenseman.detroit.cbslocal.com