McCabe with the Buffalo Sabres in 2016
October 12, 1993|
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|National team||United States|
44th overall, 2012|
Jake McCabe (born October 12, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who plays for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round (44th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
McCabe played his high school hockey at Eau Claire Memorial, before going to play college hockey at Wisconsin where he spent three seasons playing for the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA Men's Division I Big Ten Conference. In his first year with the Badgers, McCabe suffered a severed tendon in his finger, cutting his season to only 26 games. In his junior year, McCabe's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the 2013–14 All-Big Ten First Team.
On April 2, 2014, the Sabres signed McCabe to a three-year entry-level contract, with the intent of having him join the Sabres' active roster. He made his NHL debut the following day, skating 16:20 with the Sabres in a 2–1 loss to the St. Louis Blues. He recorded his first career NHL goal on October 15, 2015, in a loss to the Florida Panthers.
After playing in nearly all 82 games with the Sabres during the 2015–16 season, McCabe signed a three-year contract extension with the Sabres on June 30, 2016.
On January 7, 2017, McCabe delivered a hit on Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets. Laine suffered a concussion and left the game after the hit but McCabe was not disciplined or fined. McCabe ended the regular season with career highs in assists and points.
McCabe comes from an athletic family, his cousin is Eric Decker of the NFL. He also comes from a hockey playing family; his father played collegiate hockey at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and his brother Andrew played one season at the University of Nebraska-Omaha before transferring to the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.
Regular season and playoffs
|2008–09||Memorial High School||HS-WI||23||2||20||22||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||U.S. NTDP Juniors||USHL||35||0||5||5||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||U.S. NTDP U17||USDP||52||0||8||8||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||U.S. NTDP U18||USDP||1||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||–|
|2010–11||U.S. NTDP Juniors||USHL||19||2||4||6||4||—||—||—||—||–|
|2010–11||U.S. NTDP U18||USDP||46||4||12||16||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||University of Wisconsin||WCHA||26||3||9||12||12||—||—||—||—||–|
|2012–13||University of Wisconsin||WCHA||38||3||18||21||50||—||—||—||—||–|
|2013–14||University of Wisconsin||B1G||36||8||17||25||53||—||—||—||—||—|
|Representing United States|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Third Team||2012–13|
|All-Big Ten First Team||2013–14|||
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||2013–14|
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- "Sabres' Jake McCabe: Signs three-year extension with Buffalo". CBS Sports. June 30, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
- "Patrik Laine suffers concussion as hit sparks line brawl between Jets, Sabres". SB Nation. January 8, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
- "Sabres D Jake McCabe to Have Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery". si.com. February 20, 2018. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
- LaBarber, Jourdon (October 2, 2019). "Johansson, McCabe named Sabres alternate captains to start 2019-20 season". NHL.com. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
- "Blackhawks agree to terms with Jake McCabe". Chicago Blackhawks. July 28, 2021. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
- Powers, DJ (February 15, 2012). "2012 Prospects: Jake McCabe newest in long line of talented Wisconsin defensemen". hockeysfuture.com. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
- "Big Ten Announces Hockey Postseason Honors". Big Ten Conference. March 21, 2014. Archived from the original on March 18, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database