Jacob Trouba

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Jacob Trouba
Jacob Trouba - Winnipeg Jets 2014.jpg
Born (1994-02-26) February 26, 1994 (age 23)
Rochester, Michigan, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team Winnipeg Jets
National team  United States
NHL Draft 9th overall, 2012
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 2013–present

Jacob Ryan Trouba (born February 26, 1994) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Trouba was drafted by the Jets in the first round, ninth overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]


Trouba playing for the Wolverines.

Trouba spent two seasons playing for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in the United States Hockey League (USHL) and at several international tournaments.[1] He was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the first round, 9th overall of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.[1] After finishing his junior hockey career, Trouba joined the University of Michigan for the 2012–13 season, where he played in 37 games for the Wolverines in his first season, scoring 12 goals and 17 assists.[2]

At the end of the season, Trouba was named a First Team All-American and was also honored as the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's (CCHA) Best Offensive Defenseman. He was also named first team All-CCHA and an All-CCHA Rookie.[3] Trouba was also named as the team's Most Valuable Player and Best Defenseman.[3] He was the only freshman on the All-American team as well as being the first freshman in the history of the University of Michigan hockey to be named a First Team All-American.[4] At the conclusion of his freshman campaign, Trouba announced he was leaving the team to begin his professional career with the Jets.[5]


Trouba in 2013.

On October 1, 2013, Trouba played his first career NHL game for the Jets, where he scored his first NHL goal against Devan Dubnyk of the Edmonton Oilers. He also added an assist in the game and was named the game's first star.[6] During his rookie season, 2013–14, Trouba missed over a month of action after he was injured when he fell into the boards during a game against the St. Louis Blues. He remained upbeat in the aftermath of his injury, updating fans on Twitter by saying, "If you were wondering, the boards are not edible. I'll be back soon."[7][8]

On September 23, 2016, Trouba released a statement through his agent stating that he had requested a trade from the Jets.[9] On November 7, 2016, Trouba agreed to a 2 year, $6M contract with the Winnipeg Jets.[10]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing United States
Ice hockey
Ice Hockey World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Sweden/Finland
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Ufa
World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Germany
Gold medal – first place 2012 Czech Republic
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Silver medal – second place 2010 Canada

Trouba spent much of his amateur career playing for the U.S. National Team Development Program in the USHL and at several international tournaments. He represented his country at two World Under-18 Championships, one World Junior Championships and at one World Senior Championship.[1] In 2011 and 2012, Trouba captured gold medals with the U.S. at the World Under-18 Championships.[11]

He was the youngest player on the American team at the 2012 World Junior Championship.[12] In 2013, Trouba represented Team USA at both the junior and senior levels, capturing gold and bronze medals, respectively.[11] At the World Junior Championship in 2013, Trouba was named the tournament's top defenseman and earned a spot on the All-Star Team.[11]


Trouba's father John is a marketing executive,[13] and his mother Kristy Trouba is in the medical billing field. Trouba grew up in the Rochester Hills area and attended Rochester Community schools before moving in high school to pursue his hockey career in Ann Arbor on the USA development team.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 USNTDP USHL 31 3 4 7 31
2011–12 USNTDP USHL 22 4 14 18 35
2012–13 University of Michigan CCHA 37 12 17 29 88
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 65 10 19 29 43
2014–15 Winnipeg Jets NHL 65 7 15 22 46 4 0 2 2 2
2015–16 Winnipeg Jets NHL 81 6 15 21 62
2016–17 Winnipeg Jets NHL 60 8 25 33 54
NHL totals 271 31 74 105 205 4 0 2 2 2


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 United States WU-17 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 2 7 9 10
2011 United States WU-18 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 1 0 1 0
2012 United States WU-18 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 1 2 3 8
2012 United States WJC 7th 6 0 2 2 0
2013 United States WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 4 5 9 10
2013 United States WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 1 2 3 2
2014 United States WC 6th 4 2 1 3 8
2016 Team North America WCH 5th 2 0 0 0 0
2017 United States WC 5th 8 1 2 3 2
Junior totals 30 8 16 24 28
Senior totals 21 4 5 9 12

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
USHL All-Star Game 2011–12 [14]
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2012–13 [14]
All-CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman 2012–13 [14]
All-CCHA First Team 2012–13 [14]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2012–13 [14]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2013
Ice Hockey World Junior Championships Top 3 Player on Team 2013 [14]
Ice Hockey World Junior Championships All-Star Team 2013 [14]
Ice Hockey World Junior Championships Best Defenseman 2013 [14]


  1. ^ a b c "Jacob Trouba, Jets". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  2. ^ "Jacob Trouba". University of Michigan. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Jacob Trouba Bio". University of Michigan. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  4. ^ "Trouba Selected as a First Team All American". University of Michigan. 2013-04-12. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  5. ^ Cunningham, Pete (2013-04-02). "It's official: Jacob Trouba Leaving Michigan for NHL's Winnipeg Jets". The Ann Arbor News. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  6. ^ Winnipeg Jets at Edmonton Oilers boxscore
  7. ^ "Jacob Trouba, Jets - Notes". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  8. ^ "jacob Trouba placed on injured reserve". National Hockey League. 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  9. ^ "Jacob Trouba requests trade from Winnipeg Jets - Sportsnet.ca". Retrieved 2016-09-25. 
  10. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/jets-trouba-agree-to-two-year-6m-contract-1.602366
  11. ^ a b c Podnieks, Andrew (ed.). IIHF Guide & Record Book 2014. Toronto: Fenn/McLelland & Stewart. p. 411. 
  12. ^ "Trouba, Jacob". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  13. ^ http://www.johntrouba.us/
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h "Jacob Trouba Player Profile". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Josh Morrissey
Preceded by
Torey Krug
CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
Succeeded by
Award Discontinued