Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 04/3/2013 11:22 AM | Comments: 0
WINNIPEG — Jacob Trouba, the Winnipeg Jets’ first-round pick of the 2012 draft, said this morning that after a few days’ deliberation, his heart told him he was ready to turn pro.
"I’m not going to get any better without challenging myself," Trouba, 19, told reporters this morning.
The University of Michigan defenceman, a CCHA all-star in his freshman season, was the ninth overall pick last June. He agreed to an entry-level contract on Tuesday, ending his college eligibility after one year.
"I want to learn as much as I can, being around the Jets," said Trouba, who will be in Winnipeg Thursday, preparing to meet and join his new teammates.
Trouba said he had no idea if he’ll be in the lineup anytime soon.
"That’s up to the coaches," he said.
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Four Mo years
Maurice signing another good step
Another tweak for MTS Centre?
Scheifele, Maurice to represent Canada
Staying the course, of course
Scheifele, Maurice headed to world championships
Maurice returning to coach NHL's Jets
Season not over yet for pair in Jets' fold
Trouba, goaltending prospect Hellebuyck headed to Minsk for IIHF championships
Exit meetings could be final goodbyes
A question of accountability
Maurice unsure on timetable for building winner
Handful of Jets possible for worlds
Coach not ready to judge besieged Pavelec just yet
Maurice seems like lock for permanent coach's job