SHARKS RECALL DEFENSEMAN JAKE MIDDLETONJan 5, 2019
SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Jacob Middleton from the San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda), the team's top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Middleton, 23, has appeared in 26 games for the Barracuda, logging 12 points (2g, 10a) with a +15 rating. At the time of his recall, Middleton led Barracuda defensemen in plus/minus and was second on the team in the category and ranked tied for third among San Jose defensemen in points. Middleton was recently named to the AHL All-Star team, being one of three players to represent San Jose in the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic.
Middleton is in the midst of his third AHL season, all with the Barracuda, appearing in 143 contests and earning 49 points (9g, 40a) with a +25 rating. Prior to joining San Jose, Middleton played for theOwen Sound Attack and Ottawa 67's in the Ontario Hockey League before joining the Manchester Monarchs in the ECHL at the end of the 2015-16 season. Middleton appeared in 226 OHL games, scoring 86 points (14g, 72a).
The six-foot-three, 210-pound native of Stratford, Ontario was originally selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the seventh round (210th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.
In a related move, defenseman Justin Braun has been placed on Injured Reserve.