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Jets agree to two-year deal with Jacob Trouba to end contract holdout

The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with defenseman Jacob Trouba on a two-year, $6 million deal to end his contract stalemate.
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(AP) — The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with defenseman Jacob Trouba on a $6 million, two-year deal, ending his long contract stalemate.

The team announced the deal Monday.

Trouba will count $3 million against the salary cap for the remainder of this season and next. He'll make a pro-rated $2.5 million salary this season and $3.5 million in 2017-18.

The 22-year-old restricted free agent had asked for a trade because he wanted to play first-pairing minutes on the right side. The Jets have All-Star right-shot defenseman Dustin Byfuglien signed long term.

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Trouba has 23 goals and 49 assists for 72 points in 211 games since making his debut in 2013. He's now eligible to sign a contract extension July 1.