Defenseman has played 247 career AHL games
RALEIGH, N.C. – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Josh Jacobs to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Jacobs $750,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level with a $100,000 guarantee.
“Josh is a steady, reliable defenseman,” said Waddell. “This signing helps improve our organizational depth on defense.”
Jacobs, 25, tallied three assists in 19 AHL games with the Binghamton Devils in 2020-21. The 6’2″, 211-pound defenseman has registered 56 points (9g, 47a) in 247 career AHL games with Albany and Binghamton. Jacobs made his NHL debut with New Jersey in 2019, and he has skated in three career NHL games. Prior to turning professional, Jacobs recorded 24 points (4g, 20a) in 67 games with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League in 2015-16 while serving as an alternate captain. The Shelby Township, Mich., native also spent one year at Michigan State, where he posted nine assists in 35 games during the 2014-15 season. Jacobs also earned 38 points (7g, 31a) in 104 USHL games with the Indiana Ice from 2012-14. He was selected to the USHL All-Star Game in 2013-14 and posted five points (3g, 2a) in 12 playoff games as the Ice captured the 2014 Clark Cup. Jacobs was selected in the second round, 41st overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft by New Jersey.