Winnipeg Jets prospect Jacob Trouba fits right in at worlds

Jacob Trouba (left) threw his weight around at the worlds, as Finnish forward Janne Pesonen found...

Jacob Trouba (left) threw his weight around at the worlds, as Finnish forward Janne Pesonen found out. Trouba fit in nicely on the American blue-line.

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:26 AM ET

Jacob Trouba said the jet lag is always easier when you come home from Europe than it is when you go there.

It’s also easier when you’re bringing a medal home.

That’s what Trouba and his American teammates were able to do over the weekend, capturing the bronze medal at the men’s world hockey championship in Sweden and Finland.

“It went well,” the Winnipeg Jets first-round draft pick said Tuesday after getting back to the U.S. “We came together pretty well as a team. It was a bunch of guys who didn’t really know each other coming in, and everybody played pretty well. I don’t think many people expected us to go anywhere or win a medal, so coming away with a bronze was pretty good.”

More important for Jets fans was the fact it was Trouba’s first real experience at the pro level and he didn’t look out of place. After a rough start to the tournament and an injury that caused him to miss three games, Trouba finished strong and drew rave reviews for his play.


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