Jakub Dobeš


Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Height 6-4
  • Weight 198
  • Hometown Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Junior Team Omaha Lancers (USHL)
  • NHL Draft Montreal (5th round, 2020)

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  • Selected by Montreal in the fifth round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft (No. 136)

Ohio State Career

  • Two-time Big Ten Star of the Week

2021-22 (Freshman Season, through Dec. 17)

  • 12-5 on the year, with 16 starts and 17 appearances; Has allowed two or fewer goals in 12 outings
  • Top 20 in the NCAA in save percentage (.923) and goals-against average (2.23)
  • Career-best 42 saves in 3-2 win at Bowling Green Dec. 17; stopped a penalty shot in the last minute to preserve one-goal lead
  • B1G Third Star of the Week after backstopping two wins vs. UConn, stopping all 55 shots faced
  • B1G Second Star of the Week following Penn State series; held PSU to three goals and made 62 saves
  • 34 saves at Notre Dame Dec. 3
  • Allowed just one goal vs. Michigan Dec. 11

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played for the Omaha Lancers in 2020-21, earning Second Team All-USHL accolades; posted 2.48 goals-against average and .908 save percentage, with a 26-16-3 record
  • Spent 2019-20 with Topeka in the NAHL (10 games played, 1.59 gaa, .946 sv%) and Omaha (21 gp, 3.09 gaa, .891 sv%)
  • Played for St. Louis AAA Blues in 2017-18 and 2018-19; also played two regular season games and six playoff contests for De Smet Jesuit High School in 2017-18, along with one game for NAHL Topeka
  • Youth hockey was with HC Vitkovice and Pirati Chomutov
  • Played for Czech Republic in U19 World Championships in 2019-20
  • Also played soccer
  • Graduated from De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis in 2020


  • Son of Viera Dobešova, a high school teacher, and Zdenek Dobeš, a manager for road construction
  • Mother was an ice dancer (figure skater) and competed in world and European championships; father played hockey at the Czech professional level
  • Has a brother, Zdenek
  • International business administration major
  • Enjoys playing video games (even though he’s not that good at it) and running in nature
  • On why he chose Ohio State: “I always wanted to go to Big Ten school. Ohio State is an amazing school and I’m really excited to be a part of it.”
  • On why he wears No. 44 at Ohio State: “Normally my number is 71 but Patrick Guzzo already spent a year with it, so I will just go with 44 which is the number my younger brother wears. I have worn 44 in the past so I’m used to it.”