Jacob Middleton

Minnesota Wild logo
Age 28 Jan 2, 1996
Wainwright Canada
Defense shoots left
6'3" 191 cm
218 lbs 99 kg
ELC Signing Age 21
Waivers Signing Age 21
UFA Year 2023
Agent Joseph Resnick
Draft Year 2014
Drafted Overall 210
Draft Round 7
Draft Team Los Angeles Kings logo

Transaction History
Feb 24, 2024 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton posted an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Seattle Kraken.
Feb 23, 2024 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton provided an assist, logged three hits and went plus-2 in Friday's 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Jan 18, 2024 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton had a goal and two assists in a 7-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.
Jan 12, 2024 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton posted an assist, four hits and three blocked shots in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.
Dec 18, 2023 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton recorded a goal in a 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday.
Dec 1, 2023 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton netted a goal in a 6-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday.
Nov 20, 2023 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton scored on his only shot and blocked four shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs to wrap up the Global Series in Sweden.
Nov 2, 2023 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton found the back of the net in a 5-3 loss to New Jersey on Thursday.
Oct 30, 2023 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton scored a goal on his lone shot in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Oct 18, 2023 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton recorded an assist versus Montreal on Tuesday.
Mar 27, 2023 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton scored a goal in Minnesota's 5-1 victory over the Seattle Kraken on Monday.
Mar 19, 2023 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton (illness) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Washington Capitals, per Dane Mizutani of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Mar 17, 2023 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton (illness) will not play Saturday versus Boston, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Mar 15, 2023 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton (illness) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the St. Louis Blues, per Joe Smith of The Athletic.
Mar 12, 2023 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton posted an assist, five PIM and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes.
Mar 8, 2023 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton posted two assists and a plus-3 rating in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Feb 21, 2023 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton notched an assist and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Dec 28, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton (illness) is expected to be available for Thursday's game against the Dallas Stars, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Dec 27, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton will sit out Tuesday's game against the Winnipeg Jets with a non-COVID illness, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Nov 24, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton hasn't recorded a point in his last 13 games.
Oct 21, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton is off to a solid start offensively this season with a goal and three points over four games.
Jul 6, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton signed a three-year contract worth $7.35 million with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Apr 10, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middleton had two assists, five blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Apr 8, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Jacob Middleton | Middelton scored a goal on four shots, blocked two shots and went plus-2 in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues.
Mar 21, 2022 TRADE ANALYSIS
The San Jose Sharks acquired Kaapo Kahkonen and 2022 fifth round pick from the Minnesota Wild for Jacob Middleton
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Mar 10, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | 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 Los Angeles Kings.
Mar 10, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton (illness) is expected to play Thursday versus the Los Angeles Kings, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Mar 10, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton (illness) was ruled a game-time decision for Thursday's contest against the Los Angeles Kings, per Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.
Mar 8, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton was ruled day-to-day with illness Tuesday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Feb 1, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton (upper body) will be in action versus Tampa Bay on Tuesday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Jan 6, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton (upper body) was added to injured reserve Thursday, per Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.
Jan 6, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton (upper body) was ruled out of Thursday's contest with Buffalo, per Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.
Jan 5, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton (upper body) was given a questionable designation for Thursday's game with Buffalo on Wednesday, per Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.
Jan 4, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton (upper body) won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Detroit Red Wings, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Dec 30, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton logged two assists, five hits and three blocked shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Nov 25, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton scored an empty-net goal on two shots and added seven PIM in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Nov 16, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton produced an assist, two blocked shots, a plus-2 rating and five PIM in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Nov 9, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton is scheduled to skate Tuesday, indicating he's cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Oct 30, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton entered the league's COVID-19 protocols Saturday.
Oct 22, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton recorded an assist Friday in a 5-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
May 3, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton was added to San Jose's taxi squad Monday, Curtis Pashelka of Bay Area News Group reports.
Apr 14, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton was recalled from AHL San Jose to the San Jose Sharks' taxi squad Wednesday.
Feb 28, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton was assigned to AHL San Jose on Sunday.
Feb 22, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton was promoted to the active roster Monday, CBS Sports reports.
Feb 19, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton was demoted to the taxi squad Friday, according to CBS Sports.
Feb 18, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | The Sharks reassigned Middleton to the active roster Thursday, CBS Sports reports.
Feb 15, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton was sent to the taxi squad Monday, according to CBS Sports.
Feb 14, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton was called up to the active roster from the taxi squad, per CBS Sports.
Feb 10, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton was assigned to San Jose's taxi squad Wednesday, per CBS.
Jan 29, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton was assigned to AHL San Jose on Friday.
Jan 27, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | The Sharks waived Middleton on Wednesday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
Oct 6, 2020 San Jose Sharks | Signed D Jacob Middleton to a two-year, $1.45 million contract extension.
Oct 5, 2020 San Jose Sharks | Jacob Middleton | Middleton and the San Jose Sharks agreed to a two-year, two-way deal worth $725,000 annually Monday, according to CapFriendly.com.
Feb 18, 2020 San Jose Sharks | Recalled D Jacob Middleton from San Jose (AHL).
Feb 17, 2020 San Jose Sharks | Assigned D Jacob Middleton to San Jose (AHL).
Feb 15, 2020 San Jose Sharks | Recalled D Jacob Middleton from San Jose (AHL).
Dec 23, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Assigned D Jacob Middleton to San Jose (AHL).
Dec 19, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Recalled D Jacob Middleton from San Jose (AHL).
Dec 18, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Assigned D Jacob Middleton to San Jose (AHL).
Nov 12, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Assigned D Jacob Middleton to San Jose (AHL).
Nov 12, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Activated D Jacob Middleton from injured reserve.
Oct 4, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Recalled D Jacob Middleton from San Jose (AHL).
Apr 25, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Recalled D Jacob Middleton from San Jose (AHL).
Mar 31, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Assigned D Jacob Middleton to San Jose (AHL).
Mar 30, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Recalled D Jacob Middleton from San Jose (AHL).
Mar 21, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Recalled D Jacob Middleton from San Jose (AHL).
Mar 19, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Assigned D Jacob Middleton to San Jose (AHL).
Mar 18, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Recalled D Jacob Middleton from San Jose (AHL).
Mar 15, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Assigned D Jacob Middleton to San Jose (AHL).
Mar 14, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Recalled D Jacob Middleton from San Jose (AHL).
Jan 20, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Recalled D Jacob Middleton from San Jose (AHL).
Jan 11, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Assigned D Jacob Middleton to San Jose (AHL).
Jan 5, 2019 San Jose Sharks | Recalled D Jacob Middleton from San Jose (AHL).
Sep 23, 2018 San Jose Sharks | Assigned D Jacob Middleton to San Jose (AHL).
Sep 7, 2017 San Jose Sharks | Signed D Jacob Middleton to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Oct 3, 2016 San Jose Sharks | Assigned D Jacob Middleton to San Jose (AHL).
2023-2024 Regular Season Stats

Jacob Middleton
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild logo 61 7 13 20 -12 68 1,016 41.50 48.50 -2.90 47.80 -2.90 0.30 0.94
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2010-2011 Huron-Perth Lakers U16 AAA ALLIANCE U16 4 0 0 0 0 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
2011-2012 Huron-Perth Lakers U16 AAA ALLIANCE U16 25 7 16 23 26 Playoffs 8 1 7 8 0
2011-2012 Huron-Perth Lakers U18 AAA ALLIANCE U18 2 1 0 1 4
2011-2012 Huron-Perth Lakers U16 AAA OHL Cup 4 0 1 1 6 Playoffs 8 1 7 8 0
2011-2012 Stratford Warriors GOJHL 4 0 3 3 0
2012-2013 Owen Sound Attack OHL 14 0 1 1 7
2012-2013 Canada Ontario U17 WHC-17 5 1 1 2 16
2012-2013 Ottawa 67's OHL 15 1 3 4 18
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Ottawa 67's OHL 65 2 21 23 64
2014-2015 Ottawa 67's OHL 64 4 23 27 62 Playoffs 6 1 1 2 0
2015-2016 Ottawa 67's OHL 68 7 24 31 68 Playoffs 5 0 2 2 0
2015-2016 Manchester Monarchs ECHL 2 0 1 1 0 Playoffs 5 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 San Jose Barracuda AHL 50 1 8 9 56 Playoffs 13 0 4 4 0
2017-2018 San Jose Barracuda AHL 67 6 22 28 80 Playoffs 4 0 1 1 0
2018-2019 San Jose Barracuda AHL 57 5 14 19 67 Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0
2018-2019 San Jose Sharks NHL 3 0 1 1 2 29 40.00 42.23 -12.12 58.18 4.85 0.00 2.10
2019-2020 San Jose Sharks NHL 10 0 2 2 9 98 37.50 55.30 3.00 54.40 1.10 1.22
2019-2020 San Jose Barracuda AHL 32 1 5 6 52
2020-2021 San Jose Sharks NHL 1 0 0 0 2 9 25.00 44.00 -10.70 35.70 -18.70
2020-2021 San Jose Barracuda AHL 22 3 4 7 18 Playoffs 4 0 2 2 0
2021-2022 San Jose Sharks NHL 45 3 6 9 69 740 46.00 50.10 5.80 46.00 2.10 0.16 0.41
2021-2022 Minnesota Wild NHL 21 1 4 5 13 333 54.50 49.90 -8.00 46.10 -4.10 0.36 0.90 Playoffs 6 0 1 1 0
2022-2023 Minnesota Wild NHL 79 3 12 15 72 1,259 52.90 49.60 -0.80 47.40 -3.60 0.14 0.67 Playoffs 6 0 2 2 0
2022-2023 Canada WC 10 0 5 5 4
2023-2024 Minnesota Wild NHL 61 7 13 20 68 1,016 41.50 48.50 -2.90 47.80 -2.90 0.30 0.94
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Active Contract

Signing Team Minnesota Wild logo
Signing Date July 6, 2022
Signing Status RFA
Agent Joseph Resnick
Standard Contract | 3 Years $7,350,000 2.93% of cap space
2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Cap Hit $2,450,000 $2,450,000 $2,450,000
UFA
AAV $2,450,000 $2,450,000 $2,450,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $2,800,000 $2,500,000 $2,050,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $2,800,000 $2,500,000 $2,050,000
Minors Salary $2,800,000 $2,500,000 $2,050,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team San Jose Sharks logo
Signing Date October 5, 2020
Signing Status RFA
Agent Joseph Resnick
Qualifying Offer on Expiry $787,500
Standard Contract | 2 Years $1,450,000 0.89% of cap space
2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $725,000 $725,000
RFA
AAV $725,000 $725,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $700,000 $750,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $700,000 $750,000
Minors Salary $225,000 $225,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team San Jose Sharks logo
Signing Date September 7, 2017
Agent Joseph Resnick
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,205,000 0.98% of cap space
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Cap Hit $735,000 $735,000 $735,000
RFA
AAV $735,000 $735,000 $735,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $650,000 $650,000 $700,000
Signing Bonuses $65,000 $70,000 $70,000
Total Salary $715,000 $720,000 $770,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year