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IN HIS OWN WORDS: JAKE McCABE

Saturday, 07.13.2013 / 11:10 AM
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BEYOND THE BOARDS
IN HIS OWN WORDS: JAKE McCABE
Sabres defensive prospect Jake McCabe talks about his experience at Sabres Development Camp:
              Jake McCabe

It was a lot of fun. It was nice to see a couple familiar faces again, meet the new guys in the system, and play at a high level like that for a couple days. It's a nice change of pace from the normal summer skates that we've been doing. It was a really competitive game to end these couple of days. I think I speak for a lot of guys to say we had a blast out there.

I think once the blood started flowing, we all got into it pretty quick, started banging bodies around there and got really competitive. That's a pretty cool thing to see when just a minor scrimmage turns into a pretty physical competition, and that's just a hockey player for you. I can't say enough about how much fun it was, and I can't wait to come back again next year.

I was pretty happy with camp. I made some good plays, I made some bad turnovers, but it's summer hockey. You kind of match yourself up to the competition, elevate your game for the week, and see what it's going to take to get up to that next level.

Especially since this was my second year, I was prepared for a lot of things, and last year was a real grind. I had a lot of fun this year, and I can't wait to come back again next year, it was a blast. They ran a really, really solid camp.

I'm going to go back to Wisconsin for another year, and I guess we'll take it year-by-year. I want to win a national championship pretty badly and next year we have a really great chance at it. I'm in a great position to develop; I have no hurry to leave Wisconsin. Coach [Mike] Eaves is awesome at what he does and he produces players year after year, so I'm in a good spot. I'm not going to rush things and we'll go from there.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82