COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mason Jobst, a Hobey Baker Award finalist, has agreed to terms on a two-year, two-way, entry-level contract beginning in 2019-20 with the New York Islanders, the club announced Tuesday. Jobst, a two-time captain for the Buckeyes from Speedway, Indiana, is an All-American and three-time All-Big Ten selection.
Jobst had 164 points in his 150-game Buckeye career, leading all 2018-19 NCAA skaters in career points, while he is tied for first with 95 assists and ranks third with 69 goals. He is one of just 21 NCAA skaters with 150 points since 2013-14 and is eighth (tied) in points over that span. He is tied for 12th in Ohio State history in career points with the most since 1989.
This season, Jobst led the Buckeyes with 17 goals and 36 points, was a finalist for Big Ten Player of the Year and earned First Team All-Big Ten accolades. He is just the fifth Hobey Baker Award finalist in program history and first since 2014.
He is just the fourth Big Ten player – and the first Buckeye – to earn First Team All-Big Ten honors twice (2017, ’19). Jobst also earned Second Team All-B1G accolades in 2018 and is the second Ohio State player, the first since Paul Tilley in 1977, ‘79 and ’80, to earn three first/second team all-conference honors. Jobst was a 2017 AHCA Second Team All-American and the co-Big Ten scoring champion, as well as a 2016 Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection.
I’m excited to have signed my first NHL contract with the New York Islanders.Ive been dreaming of this since I was a little boy and want to say thank you to the countless family and friends that have had an amazing impact on my life and helped me reach this point in my career! pic.twitter.com/TsZjR1joi6
— Mason Jobst (@M_Jobst) April 2, 2019
Jobst ended his conference career as the Big Ten record holder in career goals (48) and points (108) and tied for first in career points per game (1.24), the most for a four-year player, while ranking second with 60 assists. The previous point record was 86, while the goal record was 36 and the assist mark was 57.
The Buckeyes improved a spot in the Big Ten standings each year during Jobst’s career, culminating this season with the first Big Ten regular season title in program history and the first for Ohio State since 1972. He sealed the championship, scoring on a breakaway in 3×3 overtime at Michigan Feb. 23.
Jobst and the Buckeyes made three straight NCAA appearances, including a trip to the Frozen Four in 2018. He was part of the second Ohio State senior class to earn three NCAA berths, while the Frozen Four campaign was the second in program history and first since 1998.
A real estate and urban analysis major who will graduate this spring, Jobst is a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Jobst joins Buckeye alum Tanner Fritz in the Islanders organization. A four-year Buckeye from 2012-15, Fritz was a Second Team All-CCHA player and three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Fritz is in his fourth year of professional hockey. He has skated in 42 NHL games with the Islanders, including eight this year. He is currently out while recovering from surgery for a blood clot in his hand.