Joshua Jacobs | D Indiana | USHL
Height: 6’2” Weight: 196 Shoots: Right
Born: February 15, 1996
2012-2013 GP: 48 G: 2 A: 13 P: 15 +/-: -5 PIM: 52
|Jacobs two-way play has earned him quite a few opportunities|
to represent the US at home and abroad
(Photo Credit: MiHockeyNow)
Jacobs, a promising two-way defenseman, was a 4th round draft pick of the Sarnia Sting, but instead chose to play for the Indiana Ice of the USHL in order to pursue his college education and playing career at Michigan State. However, before joining the Spartans in the fall of 2014, Jacobs has also had the honor of representing the US in the Youth Olympic Games, the WJAC-19 and in the 2013 All American Prospects Game.
A smooth skater with quickness, Jacobs has cited shooting the puck more as something he wants to work on going forward. He has however displayed good puck carrying ability.
However, Jacobs has also expressed a desire to improve his defensive play. Occasionally seeking advice from former MSU star and current Boston Bruin, Torrey Krug, Jacobs does have a solid defensive acumen. With his quickness and long reach, Jacobs is able to effectively make “pro-like” decisions while displaying a calm demeanor. Jacobs is also a punishing checker, making it a painful and difficult process to try and get around him.
As of Central Scouting’s Midterm Draft Rankings, Jacobs is the 41st North American ranked skater.