Jake McCabe Signed By The Buffalo Sabres

For the second straight day the Buffalo Sabres have tendered an offer to one of their prospects.  Yesterday they signed Justin Kea, today the Buffalo Sabres have announced they have signed defenceman Jake McCabe to a three year, entry level contract.

badgersJake McCabe just finished his junior season with the University of Wisconsin, and will forego his senior year at Wisconsin to join the Buffalo Sabres.

Jake McCabe is a 6’1”, 210 lbs, left-handed defenseman, giving the Buffalo Sabres more size on the blue line.

Serving as the Badgers assistant captain and earned First Team All-Big Ten honors by registering a career-high 25 points through thirty-three games.

On top of his time with the Badgers, McCabe has also spent two seasons with the U.S. National Development Team (USHL) and was captain of Team USA at this past years IIHF World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia.  Team USA took gold in that tournament.

While last season the Buffalo Sabres added Chad Ruhwedel out of the NCAA program as an undrafted free agent – Jake McCabe was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres  in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.  McCabe was the 44th overall selection in that draft.  Ruhwedel was signed out of necessity due to an injury to Tyler Myers.

Will McCabe make his Buffalo Sabres debut this year – or will he be used to help give the Rochester Americans a boost as they seek a push to get themselves back into the Calder Cup playoff picture?

Last report I read from Die By The Blade is he will join the pro club to finish out the season.

Congratulations on your contract signing Jake McCabe and welcome to the Buffalo Sabres organization.


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  • Kevin

    My first thought when saw he was going to forgo his senior year is, why? It’s not like the Sabres have anyone to work with the kid and teach him. Like Seth Jones learns from a Shea Weber. He’s going to be on his own, and that is a bad idea. Let’s just hope the Sabres can bring in a solid veteran teacher this summer.

    • Mike Flynn

      They just signed Ted Nolan pretty good teacher if u ask me, and looking at it from a pure hockey perspective maybe he and the sabres thought there is nothing to gain by going back to school and it’s better for his development if he goes to buffalo or Rochester jmo.