The Buffalo Sabres on Saturday announced the team agreed to terms with defenseman Jake McCabe on a two-year contract with an average annual value of $2.85 million.
McCabe (age 25, 6’1”, 206 pounds) recorded 14 points (4 goals, 10 assists) in 59 games during the 2018-19 season. Since being selected by Buffalo in the second round (44th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin, native has appeared in 274 games for the Sabres, totaling 61 points (14/47) and 153 penalty minutes.
Prior to beginning his professional career, McCabe spent three seasons at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned All-Big Ten honors and was named a CCM Hockey First-Team West All-American in 2013-14. Internationally, the defenseman captained Team USA to a gold medal at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship and has also won gold medals at the 2010 IIHF U17 World Championship and the 2011 U18 World Championship.