Trevor Jobe
Position Center
Shoots Left
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
230 lb (105 kg)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1967-05-14)May 14, 1967,
Brandon, MB
NHL Draft 133rd overall, 1987
Toronto Maple Leafs
Pro Career 1988 – 2005

Trevor Jobe (born May 14, 1967 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey center who most recently played for Winston-Salem Polar Twins of the Southern Professional Hockey League in 2005. He is known for being a well-traveled, high scoring forward who has played for 35 different teams across North America and Europe.

Jobe finished his career with a total of 608 goals and 636 assists for a total of 1244 points over 17 season in the minor leagues but never played a game in the National Hockey League. His 608 career goals is good for 8th most in minor league history.

Juniors[edit | edit source]

On February 11, 1986, Jobe was released as a member of the Spokane Chiefs. Jobe, who at the time was being treated for a knee injury, was released for an "undisclosed violation of team rules".[1]

Maple Leafs[edit | edit source]

Jobe was invited to the Maple Leafs training camp for the 1988-89 season. At one point, General Manager Gord Stellick considered Jobe to be "one of five or six new faces who probably will be in this year's edition of the club"[2]. Instead, Jobe was sent to the Maple Leafs' AHL affiliate in Newmarket, Ontario, where he would score 47 points in 75 games. Jobe did see some ice time in the preseason with the Maple Leafs, including a fight with defenseman Gord Kruppke[3], a former 2nd round pick of the Detroit Red Wings.

Professional[edit | edit source]

In 1989, Jobe signed with the Hampton Roads Admirals of the East Coast Hockey League. Jobe was in Norfolk for less than 24 hours before he played his first game. He would score 2 goals in his debut, and the Admirals would be victorious over the Knoxville Cherokees 5-0.

In 1990, as a member of the Hampton Roads Admirals, was traded to the Nashville Knights. It was later found out that Jobe was traded because of his off-ice partying[4]. Upon Jobe's return to the Norfolk Scope, he (along with former Admirals teammate Alain Raymond) were "bombarded with boos and obscenities"[5]. Jobe and the Nashville Knights would lose to the Admirals 10-3.

As a free agent at the start of the 1991-92 season, Jobe signed with the Richmond Renegades[6], because of his relationship with coach Dave Allison. Jobe, a former Maple Leafs draft pick, knew Allison from his time with the Maple Leafs. Renegades owner Allan Harvie also expressed interest in Jobe if he were to ever become available. Jobe would score 34 goals and 66 points with the Renegades.

On January 15, 1992, with the Renegades in a seven game losing streak and looking for a shakeup, traded Jobe (their leading scorer at the time) and Steve Scheifele, Richmond's fourth-leading scorer to the Nashville Knights for two contract-pro forwards[7], Andy Akervik and Kevin Sullivan[8], who were property of the IHL's Kansas City Blades earlier in the season. Jobe would later say that he has "no feelings or respect for Allan Harvie for what he did to me and my wife", after trading Jobe to Nashville while his wife was left behind in Richmond, eight months pregnant.[9].

As a member of the Nashville Knights during the 1992-1993 ECHL season, Jobe would complete what is considered to be the best statistical season in ECHL history. On December 10, 1992, Jobe was recalled by the New Haven Senators[10]. Jobe would score 3 points in 3 games before being returned to Nashville. Upon his return from New Haven, Jobe would start a scoring streak that would start on December 19, 1992 and would run 86 days. On March 14, Jobe's streak finally ended. Over 38 consecutive games, Jobe would score 112 points.[11]. During that time, Jobe broke the single-season goal scoring record, previously held by Erie Panther Bill McDougall who had 80 goals. Jobe would score his 81st goal of the season on March 2, 1993. Jobe would finish the season with 85 goals. Jobe would also break McDougall's point record of 148 points by 17 points, giving him 165 for the season. During this season, Jobe would lead the league in shots (331), goals (85), power play goals (24), game winning goals (10, tied with Wheeling's Darren Schwartz), and hat tricks (12, including a five goal game on January 24, 1993 and three four-goal games). Jobe would also become the first person to record back to back hat tricks in ECHL history. Jobe would score three goals on October 20, 1992 in a 6-5 victory over the Knoxville Cherokees and would match the feat by scoring another three goals in a 7-1 victory the following night, also against the Knoxville Cherokees. Jobe would also become the first person to score 50 goals in 37 games, a feat later accomplished by the Wichita Thunder's Paul Jackson. Coincidentally, Jobe would later play for Wichita.

Jobe would spend the 1993-94 season with Olimpija Ljubljana, a team in the former Slovenian League. Jobe was the leading goal scorer with 80 goals and led the league in points with 124 points. Jobe would also finish the postseason by leading the league in assists (12) and points (22)[12]

On September 29, 1994, Jobe would re-sign with the Nashville Knights[13] and would spend 10 games with the IHL's Atlanta Knights, scoring 4 goals and 3 assists. He would be returned to their ECHL affiliate in Nashville on December 20, 1994[14]. In late December, Jobe would join the Raleigh IceCaps. Jobe would score 3 assists in his first 5 games, but his plus/minus would also sink to a -5[15]. Jobe would later negotiate a contract with a Swiss team during the season, only for the contract to fall through before he could play a single game[16]. Jobe would later rejoin the IceCaps.

Jobe would start the 1995-96 ECHL season with the Johnstown Chiefs, thanks to a connection from his Nashville days: former head coach Nick Fotiu[17]. He would have an 12 game assist streak that was the second-longest of the season and included 15 assists[18]. Jobe would later set a league-high total for single shots in a game with 15 shots. Jobe would later be traded to the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks for right wing Alexander Savchenkov[19]. Jobe would finish in the top 10 of scoring. His 98 points were good for eighth-best in the league and his 43 goals were tied for seventh best in the league. Jobe would leave the ECHL as the all-time leading scorer and play his next season in the CHL.

Jobe would sign with the Wichita Thunder of the CHL on August 29, 1996[20]. On December 17, Jobe would score 9 points in a 13-7 rout against the San Antonio Iguanas. This game was also known for having over 290 penalty minutes and 14 game misconducts. Despite being the league's leading scorer with 56 goals in 57 games, Jobe would be traded to the Columbus Cottonmouths for Casey Hungle[21]

On November 22, 1997, Jobe was arrested for driving while intoxicated. At approximately 3am, Jobe crossed the center line on Milgen Road near Gunboat Drive and wrecked into a 1995 Geo Metro driven by 20 year old Audry Thomas[22] that contained two other passengers[23]. He was suspended by the Columbus Cottonmouths three days later. This would be Jobe's second DUI arrest in four months. Several weeks later, on December 11th, Jobe was released from the team. It was later found out that the Jay Automotive Group lent Jobe a car, a 1996 Toyota Corolla, despite his history of drunk driving and knowledge of Jobe not having a license.[24]

Jobe finished the 1997-98 season with the Flint Generals of the United Hockey League, where he would finish the season with 24 goals in the final 22 games. Jobe would reach the finals with the Generals, but would lose to eventual champion Quad City Mallards in seven games. Jobe would lead playoff scoring with 11 goals and 7 assists, with a total of 18 points.

On August 26, 1998, Jobe signed with the Baton Rouge Kingfish, a team that was lacking scoring.[25]. On January 3rd, 1999, Jobe would leave the Kingfish to play for an overseas team (later to be found out that the team was Ljubljana Olimpija, a team in Slovenia that participated in a multi-national league that Jobe had played for earlier in his career)[26]. The Kingfish would suspend Jobe indefinitely, and the eventually release Jobe on February 10, 1999. On February 15, the Amarillo Rattlers of the WPHL announced that they signed Jobe to a contract[27] On March 19, 1999, Jobe's all-time ECHL points record would be overtaken by Darryl Noren, who scored a goal and two assists to pass Jobe's 634 career ECHL points[28]. Jobe's all-time ECHL goal-scoring record would fall shortly after. On December 29, 2000, Richmond Renegades winger Rod Taylor would score his 325th career goal, breaking Jobe's all-time mark of 324[29].

On December 7, Jobe was suspended by the league[30] for a run-in with UHL Vice President Mitch Lamoureux. At the time, Jobe had 14 points in 15 games. On December 9, 2000, Jobe was released from the Elmira Jackals[31]. On December 10, 2000, Jobe would sign with the Mohawk Valley Prowlers and was waived several days later. On December 22, 2000, Jobe would sign with his third team of the season, the Border City Bandits of the CHL. The league would suspend operations of the Bandits on February 20, 2001, and Jobe would return to the Wichita Thunder, signing a contract with the team on February 27, 2001. Upon Jobe's return to Wichita, he was arrested at practice[32] for a failure to appear in court for a 1997 DUI hearing. As a result of the hearing, Jobe was given a 180-day work release program[33], permitting him to leave jail for practices and games only.

Jobe started the 2004-05 season in the LNAH with the Saguenay Fjord, which included time as a player-coach.[34]. The Fjord would fold after 24 games, and a special draft would be held. Jobe would be chosen by the Saint-Hyacinthe Cousin[35]. Jobe would play one game with the team and would later be released from the team[36] Shortly after, Jobe would play in the Allan Cup tournament with Forestville Excavation A Savard of the Quebec Northeast Senior Hockey League (LSNEQ). Due to time constraints at the end of the season, the LSNAQ and the Lique Cenrale de Hockey (CHL) would faceoff to eliminate one league before the end of the season by with the first place teams as of Dec 18th facing each other in a two game total goal series. Forestville was eliminated as a result. In the nine games that Jobe played with Forestville, Jobe scored 11 goals and 11 assists.[37]

On January 28, 2005 Jobe signed a contract with the Winston-Salem Polar Twins[38][39]. Originally signed to help out with the team's 5th ranked (out of 8 teams) power play, Jobe ended up receiving more playing time than expected because of several players who had immigration issues. Despite finishing the season with 20 points in 17 games, Jobe also finished the season as a -33[40].

Records[edit | edit source]

ECHL [41]

  • Most goals in a single season - 85 (1992–93)
  • Most points in a single season - 161 (1992–93)
  • Most points in a single game - 10 (2-6-1993 @ Roanoke Valley Rebels)
  • Most three-or-more goal games in a single season - 12 (1992–93)
  • Highest goal-per-game average (Minimum 150 career goals) - 0.92 GPG (1989–93, 1994–96, 1988–99)
  • Highest points per game average in a single season - 2.63 PPG (1992–93)
  • Most 40+ goal seasons - 5 seasons (1989–93, 1994–96, 1988–99)
  • Most consecutive 40+ goal seasons - 4 seasons (1989–93)
  • Fewest games played to reach 50 goals - 37 games (1992–93)
  • Most consecutive 100+ point seasons - (1990–93)
  • Longest consecutive point scoring streak - 38 games (12-19-1992 to 3-14-1993, 112 points scored during this streak.)


  • Most points in a game - 9 (12-17-1996 @ San Antonio)
  • Most assists in a game - 7 (12-17-1996 @ San Antonio)

Awards[edit | edit source]


  • Second Team All-Star, 1989-90[42]
  • Player Of The Month, November 1995[43]



  • Leading Goal Scorer - 1999-2000 (2 teams)


  • Champion, 2002–03

References[edit | edit source]

  2. "Young sniper dying to wear a Leaf sweater", September 16, 1988. 
  7. "Renegades Trade Leading Scorer Trevor Jobe", Richmond Times, January 15, 1992. 
  9. Packett, John. "Jobe Taking Aim At Echl Record", Richmond Times, February 24, 1993. 
  10. "Transactions", The New York Times, December 10, 1992. Retrieved on May 26, 2010. 
  19. "Transactions", The New York Times, March 5, 1996. 
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  25. Morris, George. "Kingfish sign ECHL's all-time scorer Jobe", Advocate, August 26, 1998. 
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  31. Lindquist, Jerry. "Titans Goalie Evokes Stirling Memories Father Skated Against Robins", Richmond Times, December 10, 2000. 
  42. You must specify title = and url = when using {{cite web}}.. Daily Press (1990-03-16). Retrieved on 2010-02-15.

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