The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Jake Bischoff has agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Bischoff, 22, served as an alternate captain for the Minnesota Golden Gophers in each of the last two seasons and scored a career-high 32 points (five goals, 27 assists) in 38 games this season. He went on to win the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award. Drafted by the Islanders in the seventh round of the 2012 NHL Draft (185th overall), Bischoff led all Big Ten defensemen this season in scoring with 18 points during conference games.
Throughout his four years at Minnesota, Bischoff scored 68 points (17 goals, 51 assists) in 139 collegiate games.
A native of Grand Rapids, MI, Bischoff was named to the All-Big Ten first team this season and is a two-time Big Ten All-Academic Team member (2015, 2016).
Prior to his time at Minnesota, Bischoff played two seasons with the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League and spent four years at Grand Rapids High School, where he recorded 98 points (27 goals, 71 assists) in 89 games.