|Born||January 2, 1996,|
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
|NHL team||San Jose Sharks|
|NHL Draft||210th overall, 2014|
Los Angeles Kings
Jacob Middleton (born January 2, 1996) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman playing for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally drafted 210th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
After being drafted by the Owen Sound Attack in the 2012 Ontario Hockey League Draft, Middleton played 14 games for the team before being traded to the Ottawa 67's on January 7, 2013. On January 8, 2016, in his fourth season with the 67's, Middleton was named captain of the team. After concluding that season, on April 8, 2016, Middleton signed an amateur try-out agreement with the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL. He played seven games for the Monarchs before joining the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, the San Jose Barracuda, for the 2016–17 season.
On September 7, 2017, Middleton signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks. He subsequently played the 2017–18 season with their American Hockey League affiliate, the San Jose Barracuda.
While attending the Sharks' training camp prior to the 2018–19 season, on September 23, 2018, Middleton was reassigned to Barracuda. On January 5, 2019, Middleton was recalled from the Barracuda, and made his NHL debut that night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He recorded his first point on April 4, 2019 in a 3–2 victory against the Edmonton Oilers. On October 5, 2019, he was placed on injured reserve.
Middleton's brother Keaton also plays professional hockey for the AHL's San Jose Barracuda, having signed a contract with them in 2018.
Regular season and playoffs
|2012–13||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||14||0||1||1||7||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||San Jose Barracuda||AHL||50||1||8||9||56||13||0||4||4||10|
|2017–18||San Jose Barracuda||AHL||67||6||22||28||80||4||0||1||1||0|
|2018–19||San Jose Barracuda||AHL||57||5||14||19||67||4||0||0||0||0|
|2018–19||San Jose Sharks||NHL||3||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2019–20||San Jose Barracuda||AHL||32||1||5||6||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|2019–20||San Jose Sharks||NHL||10||0||2||2||9||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|Second All-Rookie Team||2013|
- 67's Trade Ceci and Janes to Owen Sound (January 7, 2013). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
- Jake Middleton named captain of 67's (January 8, 2016). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
- Middleton Signs ATO with Monarchs (April 8, 2016). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
- Sharks Sign Defenseman Jacob Middleton. National Hockey League (September 7, 2017). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
- Sharks Reduce Training Camp Roster By 16 Players. National Hockey League (September 23, 2018). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
- Sharks Recall Defenseman Jacob Middleton. National Hockey League (January 5, 2019). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
- Lightning point streak ends at 16 in loss to Sharks. National Hockey League (January 6, 2019). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
- Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Earns first NHL point (April 4, 2019). Retrieved on April 4, 2019.
- Sharks Recall Defenseman Trevor Carrick. National Hockey League (October 5, 2019). Retrieved on October 5, 2019.
- BARRACUDA SIGN DEFENSEMAN KEATON MIDDLETON (September 19, 2018). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.