The New York Rangers have committed to Jacob Troup When they got him from the Winnipeg Jets in 2019 and then signed him to a 7-year contract with AAV worth $8 million.
This summer, they took it one step further by naming him the 28th captain in franchise history.
General Manager Chris Drury said: press release. “As we look to take the next step as an organisation, he is a role model for all our players to follow and the perfect choice to be our captain.”
Jacob Troba sells an apartment in Florida
And Trouba, 28, scored 39 points in 81 games last season with Rangers and added 5 points in 20 play-offs. His 177 block mass was at the helm of the team, and he was led by 207 hits all of the Blueshirts’ defenses.
His commitment on the ice to his teammates only takes a back seat to his gorgeous wife Kelly. She was an emotional trouba at his press conference where he discussed her sacrifices and hard work as a doctor.
One of the reasons he wanted to leave Winnipeg was to align their career goals. After completing her job in Florida, they seem ready to be a full-time resident of New York.
according to New York PostThe Tropas have sold their apartment in Florida and will live in Manhattan. Kelly is currently doing her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital.
“One of the people who helped me through the transition was my wife, Kelly.” Truba wrote in a letter to fans. “Coming to New York three years ago was not only a wonderful opportunity for me, but it was also a place where my wife could chase her dreams and career as a doctor. There is never a moment on this journey that we take for granted.”
Tropa will proudly lead Rangers on ice this season and hopefully make it past the Eastern Conference final where he fell by six points to Tampa Bay Lightning.
Marc Messier and the fireman’s helmet
On 9/11, the world remembers the lives lost on that solemn day. The New York Rangers posted their “Never Forget” message with a photo of Marc Messier wearing a firefighter’s helmet.
Here’s more on that story.
After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Marc Messier paid tribute to the many firefighters who lost their lives trying to save thousands.
As the Rangers prepared to open the 2001-02 season at Madison Square Garden, Messier quickly lifted the spirits of everyone present. In particular, the number of first responders in the building.
Before the match, firefighter Larry McGee of Engine 66 in the Bronx presented a helmet to Messier. The gear belonged to Captain Ray Downey, a 40-year-old veteran of the division who went missing that day.
Messier wore it proudly and today it is one of the enduring images of love and unity in New York during that difficult time.
Rangers gave all the fans in attendance a little something to smile about hours later when Brian Leach scored in overtime to defeat the Buffalo Sabers 5-4. Messier assisted Eric Lindros’ first goal as a member of the team in that match as well.
You can read more about the story over here.
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