McCabe inks entry-level contract

Jake McCabe

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – One of the Sabres’ top prospects is now officially in the organization, with Jake McCabe signing his entry-level contract today.

McCabe, a defenseman, gives up his final season of eligibility at Wisconsin. He was an All-Big Ten selection this year, while serving as the Badgers’ alternate captain. He registered 25 points from the blue line this season, including eight goals.

He will wear number 29 with the Sabres, and is expected to make his NHL debut Thursday night against St. Louis. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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