Jacob Trouba's wife under fire following a failed New York Rangers trade

Samer Dagher
July 2, 2024  (11:27)

New York Rangers captain Jacob Trouba and his wife
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Trade rumors continue to swirl around New York, with insiders reporting that New York Rangers GM Chris Drury is trying to trade captain Jacob Trouba.

Yesterday, there were reports that Trouba was headed to the Detroit Red Wings, but the trade didn't happen. According to Rangers insider Larry Brooks from The New York Post, the reason is Trouba's wife, who is a physician at a New York City hospital.
Brooks explains:
There is, The Post has learned, another factor in the equation that might keep the 30-year-old on Broadway for a longer spell.

When Trouba signed this current seven-year, $56M contract in July of 2019 after having been acquired as a pending restricted free agent from Winnipeg, his five-year no-movement clause was designed to expire in conjunction with his wife Kelly Tyson-Trouba's completion of her three-year residency at a New York hospital.

But Dr. Tyson-Trouba's residency was deferred for a year at the start so that the program which she is required to complete will end instead on July 1, 2025. The Troubas also welcomed their first child, a boy named Axel, in mid-January.

There is no guarantee that Jacob Trouba would accept a trade even to a club on his approved list if that means leaving his wife and nine-month-old (as of training camp) behind. It is not as if Dr. Tyson-Trouba can pick up, transfer her credits to another hospital, accompany her husband and still be licensed as a physician.

We are told that has become part of the league-wide conversation, with several teams that otherwise would have been in big-time on Trouba now likely to wait until next year when Dr. Tyson-Trouba's residency ends with the defenseman having one final season on his contract.

- Larry Brooks

I find this refreshing. In the NHL, it's common for women to put their professional lives on hold to support their husbands' careers. Seeing the roles reversed is a nice change. Kudos to Trouba for supporting his wife's career.
However, some fans see things differently, making snide remarks on social media, calling Trouba "whipped" or suggesting he's blindly following his wife's lead. This is nonsense—he's simply supporting his partner's success.
According to Brooks, it looks like Trouba is staying in New York for at least another season. But don't be surprised if there's a big push to trade him in the 2025 offseason.
Source: hockeyfeed
Fans come after Jacob Trouba's wife after failed trade
Jacob Trouba's wife under fire following a failed New York Rangers trade

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