The New York Islanders must know a good thing when they see it. Today they inked Mason Jobst to a two-year, two-way entry-level contract beginning in 2019-20. It’s a dream come true for the Buckeye captain.
The Isles are getting a fantastic human and a phenomenal hockey player. In his four-year career at Ohio State, Jobst racked up 164 points over 150 games, along with an untold number of the sort of seemingly small, uncharted plays which are so critical to a team’s success.
He is tied for twelfth on the Bucks’ all-time career scoring chart. In the last 20 years, no Buckeye has been a more productive scorer. Jobst graduates as the Big Ten’s all-time leader in conference goals (48) and points (108). He is second in assists (60).
Im 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
The Speedway, Indiana native has been a team leader from his arrival on campus. In his freshman season, he ranked among OSU’s top scorers, fourth in points and second in goal scoring. He earned a spot on the Big Ten’s All-Rookie squad.
As a sophomore Jobst was the B1G’s co-scoring champ, helping Ohio State to its first 20+ win season and first NCAA tournament appearance since 2009. He was named First-Team All-Big Ten and a Second-Team All-American.
In 2017-18 Jobst, then a junior, first donned the captain’s “C.” He led the Scarlet and Gray to their winningest record since 1983-84 (.695). He was the team’s top goal scorer and second in total points.
The Bucks finished the season with their first back-to-back 20-plus win seasons and first back-to-back NCAA tourney appearances in 13 years. OSU made the Frozen Four for only the second time ever. Jobst collected Second Team All-B1G honors.
A guy to really root for. vision/instincts...a very shifty skater who is strong on his edges. Love his energy/bounce on/off the ice. The kind of person who sits at the edge of his seat and doesnt back down. You look at him and say that person will be successful at most things https://t.co/dK3UtXb1Mm— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) April 2, 2019
This year the senior captain led the Buckeyes in both goals and points. Jobst propelled Ohio State to its first-ever regular season Big Ten championship. It was only the second conference title in program history and the first since 1972.
The Bucks hit the 20 win mark for a third straight season. They made a third consecutive trip to the NCAA tourney. Jobst was named First Team All-Big Ten as well as a finalist for B1G Player of the Year. He is also a Hobey Baker Award finalist.
A real estate and urban analysis major, Jobst is a three-time Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-American. He will graduate this spring.