New York Islanders Sign Mason Jobst To ELC

By Matt O'Leary
ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 22: The Ohio State Buckeyes huddle around the net before the Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Championship game against the Wisconsin Badgers on March 22, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 22: The Ohio State Buckeyes huddle around the net before the Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Championship game against the Wisconsin Badgers on March 22, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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The New York Islanders trend of signing collegiate hockey players continues with the signing of Mason Jobst to a two-year ELC.

As the New York Islanders gear up for the playoffs, Lou Lamoriello is busy filling out the organizational depth by signing prospects. Yesterday, Lamoriello added Mason Jobst to the prospect pool.

The Islanders and Mason Jobst agreed to terms on a two-year entry-level contract. Jobst, 25, has spent the last four seasons playing hockey at Ohio State. Jobst’s best season at OSU came in 2016-2017.

As a sophomore, he had an impressive 55 point (19 goals, 36 assists) season in just 39 games. He was named the captain for his junior year where he went on to put up 21 goals, a collegiate career high for Jobst.

In his senior year at Ohio State, he finished as a point per game player (36 points in 36 games). He’s a finalist for the prestigious Hobey Baker Award this year as well.

Jobst will likely join Bridgeport next year as a center, providing depth to a position of need for the New York Islanders. There’s no guarantee that he ever makes it to the big club but signings like this never hurt.

They are usually cheap and come with little downside. Jobst will have a chance to prove his worth in Bridgeport next year if he dominates maybe he gets a call-up.

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