Jake McCabe Biography, Career, Family, Spouse, and Net Worth

Who is Jake McCabe?

Jake McCabe is a famous American professional ice hockey defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). McCabe was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round (44th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He has additionally played for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Jake McCabe Career

Youth career


Jake played his high school hockey at Eau Claire Memorial, prior to going to play college hockey at Wisconsin. At Wisconsin, he spent 3 seasons playing for the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA Men’s Division I Big Ten Conference. In his first year with the Badgers, he suffered a severed tendon in his finger, cutting his season to just 26 games. In McCabe’s junior year, his outstanding play was rewarded with a pick to the 2013-14 All-Big Ten First Team.

Professional career

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres signed him to a 3-year deal on April 2, 2014, with the intent of having him join the Sabres’ active roster. McCabe then made his NHL debut the next day, skating 16:20 with the Sabres in a 2-1 defeat by the St. Louis Blues. On October 15, 2015, he registered his first career NHL goal in a defeat by the Florida Panthers. Following playing in almost all 82 games with the Sabres during the 2015-16 season, he signed a 3-year deal extension with the Sabres on June 30, 2016.

Jake then delivered a hit on Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets on January 7, 2017. Laine suffered a concussion and exited the match after the hit but Jake was not disciplined or fined. He then concluded the regular season with career-highs in assists and points. During the 2017-18 season, he suffered a thumb and shoulder injury that cut his season short. Joining the 2019-20 season under new head coach Ralph Krueger, McCabe was named an alternate captain of the Sabres.

Chicago Blackhawks

Jake left the Sabres as a free agent and signed a 4-year, $16 million contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 28, 2021.

Toronto Maple Leafs

During the 2022-23 season, McCabe was tarded by the rebuilding Blackhawks to the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 27, 2023. He was traded together with Sam Lafferty, and 2 future conditional picks in exchange for Toronto’s conditional first-round pick in 2025, Toronto’s second-round pick in 2026, Joey Anderson and Pavel Gogolev.

A photo of Jake McCabe
A photo of Jake McCabe

How old is Jake McCabe?

Jake McCabe is currently aged 29 years as of 2022, having been born on October 12, 1993, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Darci Lynne Farmer, Hugh Jackman, Josh Hutcherson, Eisha Hickson, Calum Scott, Kirk Cameron, Katie Piper, Ryan Clark, and many more.

Jake McCabe Family

Who are Jake McCabe’s parents?

Jake McCabe was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to his parents, Mary McCabe and David McCabe. His father played collegiate hockey at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and comes from a hockey-playing family.

Does Jake McCabe have siblings?

McCabe has only one sibling, a brother named Andrew McCabe. Andrew played at the University of Nebraska-Omaha for 1 season prior to transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is also the cousin of Eric Decker who played in the NFL.

Jake McCabe Education

McCabe attended Eay Claire Memorial High School, where he played high school hockey. He then joined the University of Wisconsin, where he played college hockey for the Wisconsin Badgers, in the NCAA Men’s Division I Big Ten Conference.

Jake McCabe Spouse

McCabe is married to his beautiful and loving wife and partner Gabriella ”Gaby” McCabe, a Chicago-area native. The couple has been together for some time and resides in their house in Lincoln Park. He has not shared specific details about their dating life and marriage with the media.

Jake McCabe Children

McCabe has not shared any information about having his own children to date, despite being married for quite some time now.

Jake McCabe Measurements

McCabe has a well-built, athletic, and muscular body with a height of 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) and a weight of 205 lbs (93 kg).

Jake McCabe’s Net Worth

American professional ice hockey defenseman McCabe plays in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has been active from 2014 to the present and earns a salary of $4 million per season. McCabe has a net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2023.

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