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Jake McCabe | Defenseman | #29

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/12/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (44) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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Jake McCabe earned an assist in Buffalo's 4-3 OT win against Edmonton on Tuesday.
He picked up a power-play helper on Evander Kane's first of two goals in the match. He is playing on the second unit. McCabe has chipped in five assists in 26 games this year. Dec 7 - 9:38 AM

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Jake McCabe registered a helper in Sunday's 6-2 win over Edmonton.

He also posted a plus-3 rating in 19:24 of ice time. McCabe inked a three-year deal worth $4.8 million in the off-season after he skated in his first full year with the Sabres in 2015-16.
Oct 17 - 9:53 AM

Jake McCabe re-signed with the Sabres on Thursday night with a three-year deal.

The 22-year-old notched 14 points in 77 games and led all Sabres with a plus-6 rating during his first full season. He played an average of more than 19 minutes per game.
Jun 30 - 9:06 PM

Jake McCabe will represent Team USA at the World Championships next month.

He was one of 12 players named to the U.S. roster on Tuesday. McCabe earned four goals and 10 assists in 77 games with Buffalo this past season.
Apr 13 - 7:59 AM

Jake McCabe will indeed play Friday night against Montreal.

Through 50 games this season the rookie defender has posted 10 points with 33 PIMs, 62 blocks, and 74 hits. Not too shabby for the 22-year-old
Feb 12 - 6:16 PM

Jake McCabe returned to playing defense on Thursday night.

He skated as a forward Tuesday because of injuries. McCabe registered an assist in a 5-1 loss to Philadelphia in his return to the back end. He was also assessed 17 penalty minutes when he responded to a hit by Radko Gudas on Sabres rookie Daniel Catenacci.
Feb 12 - 8:11 AM

Jake McCabe will skate at forward during Tuesday's match with Florida.

Well, this is a strange, but it was made out of necessity because Zemgus Girgensons and Johan Larsson are unavailable due to injuries. McCabe will play with Dan Catenacci and David Legwand on the fourth line.
Feb 9 - 6:47 PM

Jake McCabe and Carlo Colaiacovo will each be scratched from Saturday's match with Washington.

McCabe has had a nice rookie season for himself through 41 games. He's compiled eight points, 12 PIMs, 52 blocks, and 60 hits along the way. Not quite enough to warrant a spot on your fantasy squad, unless you're in a super deep league. But certainly a lot for the 22-year-old to be proud of.
Source: Mike Brophy
Jan 16 - 6:21 PM

Jake McCabe (lower body) is OK to play Tuesday.

He didn't finish Sunday's game in Winnipeg, but he coach Dan Bylsma said the blueliner is "significantly better" today. The Sabres bench boss wants to stick with the same lineup, so Mark Pysyk will be a healthy scratch.
Jan 12 - 2:22 PM

Jake McCabe (lower body) was able to practice Monday.

He was feeling better than he did after he left Sunday's game, but it's unclear if he'll be in the lineup Tuesday at Minnesota. Mark Pysyk, who just returned to the team from a conditioning stint in the minors, may play in McCabe's place.
Jan 12 - 9:27 AM

Jake McCabe did not play in the final 9:40 of Sunday's 4-2 win over the Jets.

McCabe collided with Mathieu Perreault leg-on-leg during the second period, but played through it for a time. McCabe did manage to pick up an assist on the go-ahead goal early in the third period before departing. Coach Dan Bylsma said he didn't have an update after the game except that it was a "lower body injury", but we know slightly more than that. McCabe has eight points 50 blocks and 55 hits through 39 games this season.
Jan 10 - 7:01 PM

Jake McCabe got back in Buffalo's lineup on Thursday against Calgary.

He was a healthy scratch Monday. McCabe replaced Carlo Colaiacovo, who took his spot in the press box. McCabe posted a minus-2 rating in 20:29 of ice time.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 07:55:00 AM

Jake McCabe is a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Canucks.

The 22-year-old has two goals and three points in 25 games this season. He hasn't been a healthy scratch since the first game of the season. Cal O'Reilly will also watch the game from the press box.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 10:21:00 PM

Jake McCabe logged a career-high 23:47 of ice time during Saturday's win over Vancouver.

"His skating ability has been a huge improvement for our lineup," coach Dan Bylsma said. "His responsibility and minutes have gone up virtually with every game. ... It's not spotless, but his ability and what he's done have been a huge, huge improvement for our back end since he's got in there." McCabe has topped 20 minutes of playing time in his last three outings. He has two goals and 24 hits in 12 games this season.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 09:27:00 AM

Jake McCabe scored his first NHL goal Thursday night in a 3-2 loss to Florida.

He was playing in his second game of the year after dressing in nine contests over the previous two seasons. McCabe shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 09:35:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Johan Larsson
4Zemgus Girgensons
5Derek Grant
6William Carrier
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5Cody McCormick
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Erik Burgdoerfer
8Justin Falk
9Taylor Fedun
10Brendan Guhle
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson