Awhile back, we shared the story of Jacob Trouba, the Kitchener Rangers, and the University of Michigan. He had committed to the latter, but the Rangers allegedly offered him the tidy sum of $200,000 to drop the University deal and come play for them.
This isn’t unheard of, but it’s rare to pin an exact player, team, and dollar amount to the situation.
This was done by Matt Slovin, a student-reporter in Michigan Daily.com.
The parents of Trouba immediately denied they had been offered money, Trouba reiterated that he was going to be going to Michigan, and the Kitchener Rangers got pissed at the bad press.