Jaccob Slavin, Defenseman, who plays for the Chicago Steel of the USHL was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League in the 4th Round, 120th overall, in today’s Entry Draft which was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Slavin, 6’2, 185 pound puck moving defenseman with an offensive upside hails from Erie, Colorado. Slavin played this past season with the USHL Chicago Steel, and was an Assistant Captain on the team. Slavin’s statistics for the 2011-12 season included 60 games played, 3 goals, 27 assists for 30 points and he was a +6. Slavin had nine power play assists as well.
“Jaccob embodies the complete package for a professional defenseman – great hockey sense, good offensive capabilities, great first pass and plays with passion and commitment. I fully expect that he will continue to develop that promise with the Steel next season and the following year at Colorado College,” said Turning Point Hockey Director Darcy Tucker. “I have watched Jaccob progress and improve his game for almost two years now, and he is capable of taking his career as far as he wishes it to go, especially with his work ethic and commitment.”
Jaccob will be returning to the USHL next season to continue his development, and is prepared to play for Colorado College in 2013-14, the university to which he committed last year. Turning Point wishes to congratulate Jaccob and his parents Rob and Wendy for all their hard work and commitment and wish them the best as Jaccob’s future unfolds.