Jaccob Slavin

American ice hockey player

Ice hockey player
Jaccob Slavin
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Slavin with the Carolina Hurricanes 22 in 2021
Born (1994-05-01) May 1, 1994 (age 28)
Erie, Colorado, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Draft 120th overall, 2012
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2015–present

Jaccob Scott Slavin (born May 1, 1994) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman and alternate captain for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Slavin was selected by the Hurricanes in the fourth round, 120th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career

As a youth, Slavin played in the 2007 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Colorado Thunderbirds minor ice hockey team.[1]

Slavin with the Charlotte Checkers in 2015

Slavin was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the fourth round, 120th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Despite being drafted, Slavin committed to Colorado College to play for the NCAA Division I Tigers ice hockey team. In his first year, his outstanding play was recognized when he was selected as NCHC Rookie of the Year[2] and named to both the 2013–14 NCHC All-Rookie Team and the 2013–14 NCHC All-Conference Second Team.[3]

The following season, Slavin was named to the 2014–15 NCHC All-Conference First Team.[4] Following his sophomore year, Slavin signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes, forgoing his collegiate career.[5]

Slavin made his professional debut to start the 2015–16 season with the Hurricanes' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. With 7 assists in his first 14 games with the Checkers, Slavin was recalled by the Hurricanes and made his NHL debut on November 20, 2015.[6] Slavin scored his first NHL hat-trick on March 13, 2017, away against the New York Islanders.[7]

On July 12, 2017, the Hurricanes signed Slavin to a seven-year, $37.1 million contract worth $5.3 million annually. The contract began in the 2018–19 season.[8]

On August 1, 2020, Slavin scored his first career playoff goal against the New York Rangers. He became the first player to score a goal in an NHL game in the month of August.

On June 19, 2021, he was awarded the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.

Personal life

Slavin grew up in Erie, Colorado, with four other siblings—Justin, Josiah, Jeremiah and Jordan—all of whom were also active athletes.[9] Slavin and his wife Kylie are strong Christians.[9][10] The couple have one daughter, who was adopted during the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs, and are expecting a baby boy in July 2022.[11]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Colorado Thunderbirds 16U AAA T1EHL 34 5 21 26 12
2010–11 Colorado Thunderbirds 18U AAA T1EHL 15 1 0 1 0
2010–11 Chicago Steel USHL 17 1 0 1 10
2011–12 Chicago Steel USHL 60 3 27 30 12
2012–13 Chicago Steel USHL 62 5 28 33 6
2013–14 Colorado College NCHC 32 5 20 25 11
2014–15 Colorado College NCHC 34 5 12 17 2
2015–16 Charlotte Checkers AHL 14 0 7 7 0
2015–16 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 63 2 18 20 8
2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 5 29 34 12
2017–18 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 8 22 30 10
2018–19 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 8 23 31 18 15 0 11 11 0
2019–20 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 68 6 30 36 10 8 1 1 2 0
2020–21 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 52 3 12 15 2 8 1 5 6 0
2021–22 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 79 4 38 42 10 14 2 6 8 6
NHL totals 508 36 172 208 70 45 4 23 27 6

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 United States IH18 5th 4 0 0 0 0
2014 United States WJC 5th 5 1 1 2 0
Junior totals 9 1 1 2 0

Awards and honors

Award Year
NHL
All-Star Game 2020
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy 2021
College
NCHC Rookie of the Year 2013–14 [12]
NCHC All-Rookie Team 2013–14 [13]
NCHC All-Conference Second Team 2013–14
NCHC All-Conference First Team 2014–15 [14]

References

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Jaccob Slavin returning to play hockey at Colorado College". gazette.com. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "Jaccob Slavin Has Turned Some Heads At Colorado College As A Freshman - Cardiac Cane - A Carolina Hurricanes Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More". cardiaccane.com. April 25, 2014. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Slavin makes all-NCHC first team". gazette.com. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  5. ^ Paisley, Joe (July 2, 2015). "Colorado College hockey junior Jaccob Slavin leaves Tigers for the Carolina Hurricanes". The Gazette. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "Slavin Readies for NHL Debut". Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  7. ^ Compton, Brian (March 13, 2017). "Jaccob Slavin hat trick boosts Hurricanes". NHL.com. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  8. ^ Williams, Terrell (July 12, 2017). "Canes, Slavin Agree on Seven-Year Extension". NHL.com. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Frei, Terry (February 17, 2017). "Frei: Colorado's own Hurricane Jaccob Slavin on playing against the home team". Denver Post. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  10. ^ Shiver, Mark (April 16, 2017). "Hurricanes' Slavin: Believer on Ice". thehockeywriters.com. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  11. ^ Alexander, Chip (April 26, 2019). "Busy time for Canes' Slavin: playoffs and adoption of baby daughter". newsobserver.com. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  12. ^ CC PR. "Slavin named NCHC Rookie of the Year". kktv.com. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  13. ^ "NCHC announces All-Conference players, All-Rookie Team :: USCHO.com :: U.S. College Hockey Online". uscho.com. March 12, 2014. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  14. ^ "Conference Honors, 2014-15 | College Hockey, Inc". collegehockeyinc.com. Retrieved June 6, 2015.

External links

  • Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Award Created
NCHC Rookie of the Year
2013–14
Succeeded by
Preceded by Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
2021
Succeeded by


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