Friday, August 3, 2012

Jacobs dealt to Cougars

The Prince George Cougars have acquired Sabres prospect Colin Jacobs from the Seattle Thunderbirds in exchange for former captain Jesse Forsberg and a pair of 2013 draft picks (5th, 7th round).

Jacobs (6'2", 204 lbs.) scored nine goals and 19 points in 44 games for the T-Birds last season. His year didn't begin until December after off-season shoulder surgery caused him to miss Seattle's first 26 games. The Dallas-area product had previously notched 22 goals and 44 points in 2011-12 to earn a fourth round selection from the Sabres in 2011 NHL draft.

A strong center with excellent playmaking skills, Jacobs has also proven effective in the shootout, clicking at an 80% success rate en route to bagging four game winning goals in 2011-12.

Jacobs recently skated at Sabres development camp in preparation for his fourth WHL season. With a clean bill of health and his eyes on earning an NHL contract, the move to Prince George could see the 19-year old spend time on a line with touted 2013 draft eligible Alex Forsberg, the younger brother of the player he was traded for.