North American Skater
United States
Joshua
Jacobs
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 193
LAST CLUB TEAM: Indiana, USHL
BIRTHDATE: February 15, 1996
MID RANK: 41
HOMETOWN: Shelby Township, Mich.
FINAL RANK: 43
BORN IN: Shelby Township, MI, USA
• Jacobs compiled 23 points (5-18—23) and a plus-36 rating (fifth in the United States Hockey League) in 2013-14 to help Indiana win the Clark Cup as USHL champions. Under the direction of head coach Jeff Brown, a 13-year NHL veteran, Indiana captured the title one season after a last-place finish.

• Jacobs, who grew up approximately 30 miles north of Detroit in Shelby Township, has committed to Michigan State University for the fall of 2014.

• He won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge and also served as an assistant captain for the U.S. at the 2012 Youth Olympic Games, where he recorded three assists in six contests.

• Jacobs aims to model his game after former Ice defenseman and current Boston Bruins standout Torey Krug: “I look up to Torey Krug a lot. I’ve gotten a couple chances to talk to Torey, he just has a lot of great things to say and good advice for me.” Other notable Indiana graduates are Carolina Hurricanes defenseman John-Michael Liles and Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader.

• He played minor hockey with the Belle Tire organization in Detroit, posting 28 points (9-19—28) in 2010-11 as the team captured the Midwest Elite Hockey League title. In 2011-12, Jacobs joined the Honeybaked under-16 team, totaling 17 points (3-14—17) in 24 games.

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FAVORITES

NHL team: Detroit Red Wings
NHL player: Nicklas Lidstrom
Shootout move: “Kick back leg, shoot top right”
Goal celebration: “Sword back into the holster”
Video game: NHL 14
Movie: The Blindside
TV show: Friday Night Lights
Actor: Gerard Butler
Musician: Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood
Website: Spotify
Sport (other than hockey): Golf, Volleyball
Athlete (non-hockey): Phil Mickelson