In a comical twist off the ice, New York Rangers captain Jacob Trouba recently announced that he’s stepping down as the commissioner of the team’s fantasy football league. The responsibility now falls on teammate Adam Fox.
New York Rangers captain Jacob Trouba, known for his fierce play on the ice, shocked Rangers fans this week with some off-the-ice news that had everyone in stitches. During the NHL media tour, the burly defenseman revealed that he’s officially relinquished his duties as the Rangers’ fantasy football league commissioner.
With a hearty laugh, Trouba explained his decision to Pierre LeBrun of the Athletic: “I turned over the commissioning to Foxy this year. I could not handle it anymore. Too much complaining. Oh man. It’s always the people who try to circumvent the trade system and make side deals. Now it’s Foxy’s problem.”
Jacob Trouba passes the commissioner torch to Adam Fox, but not without some laughs and a few questionable trade complaints:
Fellow defenseman Adam Fox has willingly accepted the new commissionership. Trouba’s reasoning? “Every morning, you’ve got trade talks, and then football season is over, and we’re like, ‘What are we going to talk about?’ Yup, Trouba couldn’t handle it,” Fox joked about his newfound role.
One of Fox’s main priorities as the new commissioner? No more questionable trades. With a grin, Fox assured, “I’ll put my foot down.” He even quipped, “I was joking because we had our draft last Tuesday, and I was very sick on Monday. I said the stress of the commissioner (job) is getting to me. No, I don’t mind it. … I think it’s a great thing for the team to do, and everyone’s talking about it all the time.”
However, there’s a catch: finishing last in the fantasy football league is expensive. As Fox revealed, “Zac Jones lost last year. Once training camp rolls around, he’ll be doing a nice lemonade stand out front at practice.”
In the article, LeBrun reported on the state of each NHL team’s fantasy league and their current commissioners, highlighting the transition of power within the Rangers’ league. While Trouba may have stepped down from his commissioner role, his comedic timing remains on point on and off the ice.