The New York Islanders announced on Tuesday that they have agreed to terms on a two-year entry-level contract with outgoing Minnesota senior defenseman Jake Bischoff.
Bischoff was a 7th round draft selection, 185th overall, by the Islanders in the 2012 NHL Draft.
After a relatively quiet first three seasons at Minnesota, Bischoff emerged in his senior season at Minnesota. Serving as the team’s alternate captain, Bischoff registered a career-high 5-27-32 scoring line in 38 games, but more importantly, became the most reliable, trusted presence on Minnesota’s blue line defensively, playing top pairing minutes and matching up against the opposition’s top scorers.
Bischoff has decent size, but is not an overly physical defenseman. Instead, he relies an excellent skating and smart decision-making to be effective.