Rangers name Jacob Trouba as 28th captain in team history

New York Rangers defenceman Jacob Trouba (8) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

The New York Rangers have officially announced that defenceman Jacob Trouba will be the 28th captain in the team's history on Tuesday morning.

Trouba had been an assistant since the 2020-21 season.

The Rangers were without a captain since the 2017-18 season after Ryan McDonough left for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Since then, the Blueshirts elected to go with a group of assistants.

The Rochester, Michigan native picked up 39 points (11 goals, 28 assists) in 81 games for the Rangers last season. He added five points (one goal, four assists) in the playoffs to help the Rangers reach the Eastern Conference Finals.

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