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Hunter Bowman
June 2, 2024  (7:53 PM)
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As the New York Rangers season comes to a disappointing end, there has been lots of buzz around Madison Square Garden that the Rangers should buyout their captain Jacob Trouba.

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Trouba's 7-year, $8 million AAV contract is started to seem like problem, and with still two years remaining of that contract, the team is unlikely to find a trade partner or to even get a good enough return.
According to CapFriendly and their calculations, to buyout Trouba would result in a $4 million cap hit over each of the next two seasons, and then $2 million in each of the 2026-27 and 2027-28 seasons.
The Rangers didn't even hesitate signing Trouba to a seven-year, $56 million free agent deal, back in 2018-19 after he had a 50-point season with the Winnipeg Jets. But right after that his stats dropped by 50% in his first season in New York.
However, this season has been more of a disappointment, as he continued to have issues moving the puck out of his own zone, and also in preventing zone entries.
On top of all that, Trouba has a 15-team no-trade clause this coming season, so even if they were to find a team somehow willing to take him on, it just might not work out.
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Rangers to buyout star player's contract after poor playoff performance

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