Jacob Middleton
Born (1996-01-02)January 2, 1996,
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 210th overall, 2014
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2016–present

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.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

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.[1] On January 8, 2016, in his fourth season with the 67's, Middleton was named captain of the team.[2] After concluding that season, on April 8, 2016, Middleton signed an amateur try-out agreement with the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL.[3] 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.[4]

On September 7, 2017, Middleton signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks.[4] 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.[5] On January 5, 2019, Middleton was recalled from the Barracuda,[6] and made his NHL debut that night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.[7] He recorded his first point on April 4, 2019 in a 3–2 victory against the Edmonton Oilers.[8] On October 5, 2019, he was placed on injured reserve.[9]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Middleton's brother Keaton also plays professional hockey for the AHL's San Jose Barracuda, having signed a contract with them in 2018.[10]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Stratford Cullitons GOJHL 4 0 3 3 0
2012–13 Owen Sound Attack OHL 14 0 1 1 7
2012–13 Ottawa 67's OHL 15 1 3 4 18
2013–14 Ottawa 67's OHL 65 2 21 23 64
2014–15 Ottawa 67's OHL 64 4 23 27 62 6 1 1 2 4
2015–16 Ottawa 67's OHL 68 7 24 31 68 5 0 2 2 2
2015–16 Manchester Monarchs ECHL 2 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0
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
NHL totals 13 0 3 3 11

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Canada Ontario U17 6th 5 1 1 2 16
Junior totals 5 1 1 2 16

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Award Year
OHL
Second All-Rookie Team 2013
AHL
All-Star Game 2019

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 67's Trade Ceci and Janes to Owen Sound (January 7, 2013). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
  2. Jake Middleton named captain of 67's (January 8, 2016). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
  3. Middleton Signs ATO with Monarchs (April 8, 2016). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sharks Sign Defenseman Jacob Middleton. National Hockey League (September 7, 2017). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
  5. Sharks Reduce Training Camp Roster By 16 Players. National Hockey League (September 23, 2018). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
  6. Sharks Recall Defenseman Jacob Middleton. National Hockey League (January 5, 2019). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
  7. Lightning point streak ends at 16 in loss to Sharks. National Hockey League (January 6, 2019). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
  8. Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Earns first NHL point (April 4, 2019). Retrieved on April 4, 2019.
  9. Sharks Recall Defenseman Trevor Carrick. National Hockey League (October 5, 2019). Retrieved on October 5, 2019.
  10. BARRACUDA SIGN DEFENSEMAN KEATON MIDDLETON (September 19, 2018). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.

External links[edit | edit source]

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