Jackson Cates



  • DOB: 9/29/1997
  • Ht: 6-0
  • Wt: 201
  • Shoots: L
  • Years on Team: 1
  • Hometown: Stillwater, Minnesota
  • Drafted: Undrafted

2023-24: Attended NY Islanders training camp on a professional tryout (PTO)... Made his Bridgeport debut on 10/13/23 at Rochester. 2022-23: Set many professional career highs, including goals (11), assists (12), points (23) and games played (65) during his second season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms... Played one game in the 2023 Calder Cup Playoffs... Made five NHL appearances with the Philadelphia Flyers. 2021-22: Scored 10 points (2g, 8a) in 37 games with the Phantoms and one goal in 11 contests with the Flyers... Made his AHL debut on 10/16/21 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. 2020-21: Made his NHL debut with Philadelphia on 4/23/21 against the New York Rangers... Notched one assist in four games with the Flyers... Turned pro after finishing a three-year career at the University of Minnesota-Duluth... Had a career-high 27 points (11g, 16a) in 28 games as a junior, leading the Bulldogs in assists and finishing second in points. 2019-20: Recorded 23 points (8g, 15a) in 29 games as a sophomore at Minnesota-Duluth, ranking fifth on the team in assists and sixth in scoring. 2018-19: Won the 2019 NCAA Championship during his first season with the Bulldogs, posting 14 points (8g, 6a) in a career-high 39 games. 2017-18: Registered 63 points (33g, 30a) in 57 games with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League (USHL), winning USHL First All-Star Team honors... Named USHL Forward of the Year.

PERSONAL: His younger brother, Noah, was a college teammate at Minnesota-Duluth and currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers... Their father, Jay, is a former captain at the University of Minnesota, and a former high school men’s hockey coach in their hometown of Stillwater, Minnesota.

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