If you didn’t know who Jacob Trouba was before reading this post, pay careful attention.
Today’s his 20th birthday! Oddly enough, I didn’t know he was only 20 until he posted it on Twitter.
Reasons you and I didn’t know this:
1. Jacob played a year at the University of Michigan.
If you know anything about college hockey, then you know freshmen are typically 20-21 years old. However, he entered college at the ripe (more like normal) age of 18, where he was an outstanding defenseman for the Wolverines.
2. Jacob’s represented his country on the international stage and came back with some serious hardware.
That’s really impressive for an 18-year-old. Especially since he figured out how to score against Team Canada.
3. Jacob and Zach Bogosian are roommates in Winnipeg. Aka, I just thought he was a rookie living with a veteran guy. Then again, the maturity level between Jacob and Zach combines to about late middle school-high school years. Seriously, just look at their Instagram’s.
4. Apparently Jacob can’t grow a mustache. So I, logically relating everything to Sidney Crosby, thought that he just had baby-face syndrome, meaning facial hair is not an option. So this happened:
And then the Jets did this about it: Pass the Mic: Episode 1 (Just wait for Zach to start talking to Jacob. The two can’t control themselves.)
So more or less, we all should love Jacob Trouba and wish him a Happy 20th, because you’re only in your 20’s once and rumor has it, it’s a pretty good time. Except when we make a few mistakes along the way.