Jake McCabe, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 201

Born: 1993-10-12

Hometown: Eau Claire, WI, USA

Drafted: 2nd round in 2012 by Buffalo, 44th overall








April 2014- Jake McCabe will forego his senior season and the University of Wisconsin after agreeing to a three-year entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres. There had been speculation that a signing was possible but no one other then Tim Murray the Sabres GM had any idea if a signing was on the horizon. The former World Junior captain and gold medalist for the United States leaves the Badgers program on a high note after being named to the Big Ten first team all while setting personal bests for goals(8), points(27) and penalty minutes(52) for a season. McCabe has a wealth of experience already at a young age and shouldn't need much time in the minors before he is ready. In fact he could push for a spot as early as next season with the rebuilding on in Buffalo. Travis Watson


November 2013- The Wisconsin Badgers program has long been known for producing NHL players and McCabe looks to be another statistic to add to the pile. McCabe is already just one goal away from tying his career best of three with only six games played. He currently ranks first in team scoring for defencemen and second overall with his two goals and seven points. The cupboard seems to be stocked full of promising young defencemen prospects in Buffalo and they are clearly starting this rebuild by building up the backend first. Travis Watson


January, 2012 - McCabe captained the U.S. to gold at the WJC and was named to the tournament all-star team. he was often on the ice against the opposing team's top forwards and held them in check. McCabe also contributed to the offense in a big way, with three goals and six points in the team's sevens contests. He will return to the University of Wisconsin to complete his sophomore season. Rich Dillon


December, 2012- McCabe is one of 27 players named to the Team USA preliminary roster for the WJC and is expected to be on the final roster.


May, 2012 – McCabe is a very solid defenseman who chooses the safe play most times. A very good skater, he had 12 points in 26 games as a freshman for Wisconsin. He was also one of the youngest college players in the country, with his 18th birthday nearly coinciding with his first game as a Badger. McCabe missed some time with a severed tendon in his finger, but has recovered completely. While he doesn’t have great size, he uses it effectively and positions himself to his advantage in one-on one battles.


Fantasy Outlook: B-

A very smart and responsible player, McCabe is a talented passer with an underrated shot who is capable of producing more offensively but projects as more of a two-way player.




Jake McCabe finishes rush with great feed:





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