Big Ten-honored hockey defenseman to leave MSU
MSU Hockey head coach Tom Anastos announced on May 29 that defenseman Josh Jacobs would not be returning for the 2015-2016 season, instead choosing to pursue professional interests elsewhere.
“Josh has informed me that he has decided to leave school to pursue his professional hockey interests,” Anastos said in a statement. “We are certainly respectful of his decision, appreciate his contributions to our program and wish him all the best in his hockey career moving forward.”
Jacobs himself said in a statement that he was “very thankful to Michigan State University and the hockey community for everything over the past few years and I wish them nothing but the best going forward.”
Jacobs played in 36 games during the 2014-2015 season, scoring nine points with nine assists.
He is expected to play for Ontario Hockey League Sarnia Sting, according to The Detroit News.