The Rangers have made an improve to their protection.
New York has traded defenseman Neal Pionk and the 20th decide within the 2019 draft to Winnipeg for Jacob Trouba, the workforce introduced Monday.
Trouba, 25, had spent all six seasons of his profession with the Jets and will enhance New York’s again line significantly.
The defenseman tallied eight objectives and 42 assists for Winnipeg this previous season and skated in all 82 video games.
Trouba was tied for ninth amongst all defensemen in assists in 2018-19. Solely 13 defenseman totaled 50 or extra factors final season.
The Rangers gave up the ninth-most objectives (267) in 2018-19 and completed the yr with a 32-36-14 file – leaving them outdoors of the playoff image.
New York has missed the postseason in two consecutive seasons.