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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
56-19-7 119
53-22-7 113
49-22-11 109
46-30-6 98
45-30-7 97
39-32-11 89
28-42-12 68
25-50-7 57

2021 Stats

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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
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Regular Season 10 14 10 18:41 82
Post Season 1 1 6 16:54 2

Top Jacob Middleton News

  • Wild's Jacob Middleton: Contributes on both ends in win

    Middleton had two assists, five blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Kings.

    Middleton was a two-way force in this one. He has a goal and two assists over the past two games, which qualifies as a major offensive outburst for a guy who came in with just one point over his previous 26 games. The offense is likely unsustainable, but Middleton should continue to put his body on the line and provide value for fantasy managers in search of blocked shots.

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  • Wild's Jacob Middleton: Gets first goal for new team

    Middelton scored a goal on four shots, blocked two shots and went plus-2 in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blues.

    Middleton gave the Wild a 3-1 lead 18 seconds into the third period. It was his first point since he was traded from the Sharks at the deadline. The 26-year-old blueliner has added 17 hits, 17 blocked shots and nine PIM as a physical presence in the Wild's top four. He's at 10 points, 62 shots on net, 106 hits, 105 blocked shots, 78 PIM and a plus-5 rating in 54 contests overall.

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  • Wild's Jacob Middleton: Bolsters blue line

    Middleton was sent to Minnesota from San Jose on Monday in a swap for Kaapo Kahkonen and a 2022 fifth-round draft pick, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

    Middleton joins a stacked defensive group that includes the likes of Matt Dumba, Jared Spurgeon and Jonas Brodin. While the 26-year-old Middleton won't offer much in the way of fantasy value given his limited offensive upside, his presence will allow his defensive partner to jump into the play more often.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Earns first career power-play point

    Middleton logged a power-play assist, three shots on goal, three blocked shots and four hits in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kings.

    Middleton saw some power-play time Thursday, which hasn't often been the case this season. He helped out on Nick Bonino's second-period marker. The assist snapped Middleton's 12-game point drought, but he has just nine points through 40 contests overall. The physical defenseman has added 80 hits, 73 blocked shots, 62 PIM and a plus-1 rating while taking on a top-four role for the first time in his career.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Returning Thursday

    Middleton (illness) is expected to play Thursday versus the Kings, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Middleton didn't end up missing any time with the illness. He's been held off the scoresheet in 12 straight appearances. Middleton will play in a top-pairing role alongside Brent Burns, but the former can be expected to fill a mostly defensive role.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Game-time call Thursday

    Middleton (illness) was ruled a game-time decision for Thursday's contest against Los Angeles, per Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.

    Middleton has averaged 20:36 of ice time and been held pointless over the last 10 games. If the 26-year-old is ruled out it will mark his 18th absence of the season. Ryan Merkley is likely to see expanded minutes if Middleton is withheld from playing Thursday.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Struggling with illness

    Middleton was ruled day-to-day with an illness Tuesday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.

    Middleton has averaged 20:36 of ice time and been held without a point over his last 10 games. He is currently mired in a 12-game point drought. The 26-year-old will look to be cleared of his illness by Thursday's tilt versus the Kings.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Playing against Bolts

    Middleton (upper body) will be in action versus Tampa Bay on Tuesday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Middleton was last on the ice for the Sharks on Jan. 4 versus Detroit. Prior to getting hurt, the defenseman had notched four points in his previous three contests, though that should probably be considered an outlier instead of a sign of things to come. Even playing in the minors last year, the 2014 seventh-round pick managed just seven points in 22 outings.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Placed on IR

    Middleton (upper body) was added to injured reserve Thursday, per Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.

    Middleton, Pashelka adds, was added to injured reserve to create space for Ryan Merkley and Zach Sawchenko. The severity of the 26-year-old's injury is still unclear, and his timeline for recovery is undetermined as a result.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Not playing Thursday

    Middleton (upper body) was ruled out of Thursday's contest with Buffalo, per Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.

    Middleton suffered an upper-body injury against the Red Wings that forced him to exit the game early. Pashelka adds, the 26-year-old is not expected to miss more than another game at most. The Ontario-born defenseman averaged 20:38 of ice time and tallied four points through his five performances prior to exiting.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Questionable for Thursday

    Middleton (upper body) was given a questionable designation for Thursday's game with Buffalo, per Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.

    Middleton has averaged 21:04 of ice time and logged one goal and three assists through 11 appearances since the end of November. The 23-year-old's return for Thursday's contest with Buffalo is unlikely, as his condition is still under evaluation. In his absence, Jaycob Megna will likely see an expanded role.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Injured on hard hit

    Middleton (upper body) won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Red Wings, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.

    Middleton's head hit the glass after a hit from the Red Wings' Givani Smith late in the first period. The two players had previously fought early in the contest. The 26-year-old Middleton will likely continue to be evaluated, leaving him as day-to-day at best heading into Thursday's game versus the Sabres.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Provides pair of assists

    Middleton logged two assists, five hits and three blocked shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Flyers.

    Middleton helped out on goals by Logan Couture and Brent Burns two minutes apart in the second period. The first of those tallies came shorthanded, making Middleton's assist his first special-teams point in his career. The 25-year-old has six points, 48 hits, 46 blocked shots, 39 PIM, 32 shots on net and a plus-6 rating through 26 outings overall.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Deposits first NHL goal

    Middleton scored an empty-net goal on two shots and added seven PIM in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Senators.

    Middleton fought Austin Warson in the first period and also took a slashing minor in the second. The 25-year-old finally got to check off his first NHL goal when he tallied into an empty cage in the final minute of the game. That milestone took him 27 contests across four seasons to achieve. He's added two assists, 31 PIM, 18 hits, 14 blocked shots and a plus-4 rating in 13 outings this year. With minimal scoring potential, Middleton is best left off fantasy rosters.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Assist and fight in win

    Middleton produced an assist, two blocked shots, a plus-2 rating and five PIM in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Wild.

    Middleton fought Wild winger Jordan Greenway in the first period. In the middle frame, Middleton set up Erik Karlsson's bar-down goal. The helper was Middleton's second in nine appearances. He's provided a tough presence on the blue line with 19 PIM, 11 hits and eight blocked shots. The 25-year-old has matched his career high in points with the two helpers this season -- he shouldn't be counted on for consistent offense.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Clears virus protocols

    Middleton is scheduled to skate Tuesday, indicating he's cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Although Middleton could be ready sooner, he won't be eligible to rejoin the Sharks' lineup until Saturday against the Avalanche due to Canada's COVID-19 border restrictions. Another update on the 25-year-old blueliner should surface once he's cleared to play.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Listed in COVID-19 protocols

    Middleton entered the league's COVID-19 protocols Saturday.

    Middleton was one of seven Sharks players to enter the virus protocols. The 25-year-old defenseman has logged one assist, 12 PIM and a plus-4 rating through seven contests. Per the protocols, he'll undergo further testing to determine the next steps.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Earns helper in victory

    Middleton recorded an assist Friday in a 5-3 win over the Maple Leafs.

    This was Middleton's first NHL point since the 2019-20 season, as the majority of his service time has been spent with AHL San Jose. The 25-year-old is paired with elite rearguard Erik Karlsson, and that facet alone makes him an interesting budget option in select DFS tournaments.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Shuffles back to minors

    Middleton was reassigned to AHL San Jose on Tuesday, per CapFriendly.

    Middleton is unlikely to play in the Sharks' regular-season finale versus the Golden Knights on Wednesday. Instead, the 25-year-old defenseman will probably finish the campaign with the Barracuda.

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  • Sharks' Jacob Middleton: Joins taxi squad

    Middleton was recalled from AHL San Jose on Friday, CapFriendly reports.

    Middleton continues to join the Sharks' taxi squad on game days as an insurance body. The 25-year-old went scoreless in his lone NHL appearance this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Stratford, ON
Age: 26
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left