The Buffalo Sabres announced today that they have signed forward Colin Jacobs to a three year, entry level contract. Drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 entry draft by the Buffalo Sabres, the Coppell, Texas native gets his first professional contract. In March, the organization signed him to an amateur tryout contract. He became eligible for that contract when his WHL team, Prince George failed to qualify for the playoffs. In eleven games with the Rochester Americans this season, Jacobs had one goal, and two assists. He has scored 20 goals twice in his career, once with the Seattle Thunderbirds and once with the Prince George Cougars.
He has never had a positive +/- rating, with his worst season being 2009-2010.
The 20 year old Texas native is six feet, one inches, and weighs in at around 215. He is a right handed shot. Overall he has scored 44 goals, added 45 assists, and registered 234 penalty minutes in 186 career games in the Western Hockey League. You can follow him on Twitter @Colin_Jacobs19.
So excited that I signed my first NHL contract with @buffalosabres It has been a long time coming &thank everyone that helped along the way!
— Colin Jacobs (@Colin_Jacobs19) May 30, 2013
Welcome to the Buffalo Sabres Colin Jacobs – we look forward to seeing what you can do!