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Jake McCabe | Defenseman

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (21) / 10/12/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
College: Wisconsin
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Jake McCabe has been returned to the minors by Buffalo.
He appeared in two games with the Sabres during his NHL stint, including Tuesday's match against Columbus. McCabe will play for Rochester on Wednesday, but could be back up with Buffalo if Tyson Strachan isn't able to return from an infection on Thursday. Feb 25 - 3:26 PM

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The Buffalo Sabres have recalled Jake McCabe from Rochester of the AHL.

The Sabres have been hit hard by the injury bug and they need reinforcements from the AHL. McCabe hasn't played in an NHL game yet this season.
Feb 22 - 2:02 PM

Jake McCabe and Mark Pysyk have been assigned to AHL Rochester.

Both defensemen were sent down after being cleared to return from injury. McCabe and Pysyk practiced with the Sabres on Thursday.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 10:38:00 AM

Jake McCabe is expected to be sidelined for at least a week with a middle-body injury.

He apparently aggravated the ailment in Friday's preseason finale at Carolina. McCabe will start the season on injured reserve. He played seven games with the Sabres last season after he started the year with the University of Wisconsin.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Jake McCabe (undisclosed) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

McCabe had an assist in seven games with the Sabres last season. Before that he recorded eight goals and 25 points in 36 contests with the University of Wisconsin.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 05:06:00 PM

Jake McCabe scored Buffalo’s only goal in their 5-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday.

The goal was McCabe’s first of the preseason and was scored on the power play. We don’t usually read much into the preseason, but the Sabres appear to be in for a long season. Buffalo should give their young players plenty of opportunity this year. The 20-year-old isn’t a slam dunk to make the team out of camp, but even if he is sent to the minors, a mid-season call-up isn’t out of the question. Mikhail Grigorenko and Drew Stafford picked up the assists on McCabe’s goal.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 09:48:00 PM

Jake McCabe has been very good at training camp as he attempts to land a job with the Buffalo Sabres.

He is the hunt for spots with Rasmus Ristolainen, Andre Benoit, Nikita Zadorov and an injured Mark Pysyk. "Competition makes you better," McCabe said. "It brings the best out of you. Every day you're getting evaluated, whether it be on the ice, off the ice, practice, games. I'm not trying to be someone I'm not, and hopefully the rest will take care of itself. Obviously, I want to stay in Buffalo really bad, but it's my first year pro. I'm adjusting. I'm going to focus on getting better every day and getting used to these systems." McCabe was paired with Tyler Myers in this past Friday's preseason match against Toronto.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 09:37:00 AM

Jake McCabe will play for the United States in World Hockey Championships in May.

He played in seven games with the Sabres at the end of the year after playing three seasons with the University of Wisconsin. McCabe was a second-round pick of the Sabres in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 07:32:00 AM

Jake McCabe recorded his first NHL point in Sunday's season finale.

He earned an assist and logged a personal high 16:25 of ice time against the Islanders on Sunday. McCabe skated in seven games with the Sabres after he joined the team in April out of college. Look for him to share time between Buffalo and AHL Rochester next season.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 10:47:00 AM

Jake McCabe skated in his first NHL game Thursday night against the St. Louis Blues.

"I liked him," said coach Ted Nolan. "He got a little tight at the end, probably nervous, but he played well for his first game. To come into the National Hockey League and playing against arguably one of the best teams in the league, it was a good first impression." McCabe logged 16:20 of ice time and he was credited with one hit. He signed his first pro deal out of college on Wednesday.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 07:33:00 AM

Buffalo signed college prospect Jake McCabe to a three-year, entry-level deal on Wednesday and he's expected to make his NHL debut in Thursday's game versus St. Louis.

He chose to turn pro instead of heading back to the University of Wisconsin for his senior season. McCabe had eight goals and 25 points in 36 games this past campaign. The 20-year-old blueliner was selected by Buffalo in the second round of the 2012 draft.
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 10:20:00 AM

Buffalo was very well represented at the just completed World Junior Championships.

Jake McCabe, the Sabres' second round pick in 2012, was the gold medal winning Americans' captain and registered six points in seven games. The team's first pick last June, Mikhail Grigorenko, was arguably Russia's best forward with six points in seven games and 2011 first pick Joel Armia, who played for Finland, finished second in tournament scoring with 12 points. It looks as if the Sabres will be in good hands going forward.
Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:20:00 AM

Jake McCabe scored two goals and registered an assist in Team USA's 5-1 victory over Team Canada in the semifinals.

McCabe has been serving as the captain for Team USA. The Buffalo Sabres prospect has two goals and nine points in 16 NCAA games this season. Team USA will face the winner of Sweden and Russia in the gold medal game.
Thu, Jan 3, 2013 08:36:00 AM

Defenseman Jake McCabe has been named captain of the United States World Junior hockey team.

McCabe was drafted in the second round, 44th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2012 draft out of the University of Wisconsin. Cale Bardreau, J.T. Miller, Seth Jones and Jacob Trouba were named alternate captains. The Americans are one of the favorites to win gold in Russia, along with the Canadians, Russians, Swedes and Finns. The outstanding tournament begins tomorrow.
Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:33:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Zemgus Girgensons
2Mikhail Grigorenko
3Phil Varone
4Johan Larsson
5Matt Ellis
6Tim Schaller
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Nicolas Deslauriers
4Jerry D'Amigo
5Evander Kane
6Cody McCormick
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Cody Hodgson
4Zac Dalpe
5Patrick Kaleta
D1Zach Bogosian
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Nikita Zadorov
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Andrej Meszaros
8Tyson Strachan
G1Anders Lindback
2Chad Johnson