Sophie Jaques

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Sophie Jaques
Jaques with PWHL Minnesota in 2024
Born (2000-10-16) October 16, 2000 (age 23)
Toronto, Ontario
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
PWHL team
Former teams
PWHL Minnesota
PWHL Boston
Playing career 2018–present

Sophie Jaques (born October 16, 2000) is a Canadian ice hockey defender for PWHL Minnesota of the Professional Women's Hockey League (PWHL). She was selected tenth overall by PWHL Boston in the 2023 PWHL Draft. Jaques played college ice hockey at Ohio State and won the Patty Kazmaier Award in 2023.

Early life[edit]

Jaques played ice hockey for the Toronto Jr. Aeros of the Provincial Women's Hockey League for three seasons, where she recorded 20 goals and 25 assists in 78 games.[1] She helped lead the Aeros to the PWHL Championship and Provincial Cup in 2016 and 2018.[2][3][4]

College career[edit]

Jaques began her collegiate career with the Ohio State Buckeyes during the 2018–19 season. During her freshman year, she recorded five goals and 16 assists in 35 games. She led all Buckeyes rookies in goals, assists and points, and ranked sixth overall on the team during the season.[5]

During the 2019–20 season in her sophomore year, she recorded nine goals and 15 assists in 38 games.[6] She ranked third in the conference for defenceman scoring, led all defenceman with 131 shots on goal, and ranked second on the team with 58 blocked shots. Following the season she was named to the All-WCHA Third Team.[7] During the 2020–21 season in her junior year, she recorded two goals and two assists in a season that was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She led all WCHA defenceman with 54 shots on goal and led the team with 33 blocked shots.[6]

During the 2021–22 season in her senior year, she recorded 21 goals and 38 assists in 38 games. She set the Ohio State single season record for points by a defenceman with 59, and matched the program single-season points record for any player. Her 59 points were the second-most single season points by a true defenceman in NCAA Division I history.[6] During the WCHA Final Faceoff Championship game, Jaques scored the game-tying game-winning goals in the Buckeyes' overtime win against Minnesota. She was subsequently named the WCHA Final Faceoff Most Outstanding Player.[8][9] She also helped lead the Buckeyes to their first NCAA women's ice hockey tournament championship in 2022.[10][11] Following an outstanding season she was named to the All-WCHA First Team, and WCHA Defensive Player of the Year.[12][13] She was also named a CCM/AHCA Hockey First Team All-American and, the third Buckeye to earn the first team honor.[14] She was named a top-three finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, becoming the first Buckeye to be named one of the final three candidates for the award.[15][16] She was also named the Ohio State University Female Athlete of the Year.[17]

During the 2022–23 season, as a graduate student, she recorded 24 goals and 24 assists in 39 games.[18] On February 24, 2023, she recorded her first career hat-trick in a game against Bemidji State.[19] Following an outstanding season she was named to the All-WCHA First Team, the WCHA Player of the Year, and WCHA Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. She was also named a CCM/AHCA Hockey First Team All-American and won the Patty Kazmaier Award. She became the first Buckeyes player to win the award, and the second defenseman after Angela Ruggiero in 2004.[20][21] Jaques ranks second in league history in career points with 154, and with 59 goals, she is one goal away from tying the WCHA record for career goals by a defenceman.[22][23]

Professional career[edit]

On September 18, 2023, Jaques was drafted in the second round, tenth overall, by PWHL Boston in the 2023 PWHL Draft. She became the first Ohio State player drafted to the Professional Women's Hockey League (PWHL).[24][25] On October 27, 2023, she signed with Boston.[26] On February 11, 2024, Jaques was traded to PWHL Minnesota in exchange for Abby Cook and Susanna Tapani. This was the PWHL's inaugural trade.[27] Prior to being traded she appeared in seven games for Boston.[28][29]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2018–19 Ohio State WCHA 35 5 16 21 12
2019–20 Ohio State WCHA 38 9 15 24 10
2020–21 Ohio State WCHA 20 2 2 4 4
2021–22 Ohio State WCHA 38 21 38 59 10
2022–23 Ohio State WCHA 41 24 24 48 14
2023–24 PWHL Boston PWHL 7 0 0 0 0
NCAA totals 172 61 95 156 50
PWHL totals 7 0 0 0 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Honors Year
College
All-WCHA Third Team 2020 [7]
WCHA Defensive Player of the Year 2022 [12]
All-WCHA First Team 2022
CCM/AHCA Hockey First Team All-American 2022 [30]
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2022 [31]
WCHA Defensive Player of the Year 2023 [12]
WCHA Player of the Year 2023
All-WCHA First Team 2023
CCM/AHCA Hockey First Team All-American 2023 [32]
Patty Kazmaier Award 2023 [33]
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2023 [34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet Midget Aeros Defensemen #22 - Sophie Jaques". v.com. October 21, 2015. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  2. ^ "Toronto Junior Aeros Crowned 2016 PWHL Champions". torontoaeros.com. April 5, 2016. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  3. ^ "Toronto Aeros Capture PWHL Gold at Final 4". torontoaeros.com. March 26, 2018. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  4. ^ "Junior Aeros Capture Provincial Gold". torontoaeros.com. April 10, 2018. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  5. ^ Lukan, Alison (December 17, 2018). "Freshman Sophie Jaques cementing a spot on Buckeyes' top defensive pair". The Athletic. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  6. ^ a b c "Sophie Jaques Bio". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  7. ^ a b "WCHA Announces 2019-20 All-League Teams, Presented by Sterling Trophy". wcha.com. February 27, 2020. Archived from the original on August 20, 2022. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  8. ^ "No. 2 Ohio State Takes Down No. 1 Minnesota, Wins Final Faceoff Trophy". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. March 6, 2022. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  9. ^ Popovitch, Katy (March 6, 2022). "Women's Hockey: No. 2 Ohio State Become 2022 WCHA Final Faceoff Champions After Defeating No. 1 Minnesota 3-2 in Overtime". The Lantern. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  10. ^ Rabinowitz, Bill (March 17, 2022). "Ohio State defenseman Sophie Jaques, a Kazmaier finalist, leads Buckeyes into Frozen Four". The Columbus Dispatch. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  11. ^ Keatley, Josh (March 20, 2022). "Ohio State women's hockey wins national championship". USA Today. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  12. ^ a b c "Jaques, Muzerall Pick Up WCHA Postseason Honors". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. March 2, 2022. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  13. ^ "WCHA unveils four individual award winners for 2021-22 women's college hockey season". USCHO.com. March 1, 2022. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  14. ^ "AHCA Honors Jaques as First Team All-American". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. March 17, 2022. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  15. ^ "Sophie Jaques Named Ohio State's First Patty Kazmaier Top Three Finalist". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. March 17, 2022. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  16. ^ "Toronto's Sophie Jaques a finalist for NCAA women's hockey MVP". Toronto Star. March 17, 2022. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  17. ^ Rabinowitz, Bill (June 17, 2022). "Hunter Armstrong, Sophie Jaques named Ohio State's Athletes of the Year". The Daily Jeffersonian. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  18. ^ Douglas, William (February 6, 2023). "Color of Hockey: Jaques has unfinished business at Ohio State". NHL.com. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  19. ^ "Jaques' Hat Trick Pushes Buckeyes Past Beavers, 4-1". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. February 24, 2023. Archived from the original on March 4, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  20. ^ "Jaques, Gardiner Recognized as AHCA All-Americans". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. March 16, 2023. Archived from the original on March 17, 2023. Retrieved March 16, 2023.
  21. ^ "Sophie Jaques Named 2023 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Winner". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. March 18, 2023. Archived from the original on March 18, 2023. Retrieved March 18, 2023.
  22. ^ "WCHA Names Sophie Jaques Player of the Year". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. March 2, 2023. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  23. ^ "WCHA Presents Four 2022-23 Individual Awards". wcha.com. March 1, 2023. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  24. ^ Kennedy, Ian (September 18, 2023). "Sophie Jaques Goes 10th Overall To Boston". The Hockey News. Archived from the original on October 31, 2023. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  25. ^ "Ten Buckeyes Selected in Inaugural PWHL Draft". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. September 18, 2023. Archived from the original on September 28, 2023. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  26. ^ Kennedy, Ian (September 18, 2023). "Boston Signs Patty Kazmaier Winner Sophie Jaques". The Hockey News. Archived from the original on October 31, 2023. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  27. ^ Couture, Jon (February 11, 2024). "PWHL Boston makes league's inaugural trade, sending college star Sophie Jaques to Minnesota for BU alumna Abby Cook, Susanna Tapani". The Boston Globe. Retrieved February 11, 2024.
  28. ^ Kennedy, Ian (February 11, 2024). "Boston's Sophie Jaques Traded To Minnesota For Susanna Tapani and Abby Cook". The Hockey News. Retrieved February 11, 2024.
  29. ^ "Professional Women's Hockey League (PWHL) Announces Trade Between Boston and Minnesota". thepwhl.com. February 11, 2024. Retrieved February 11, 2024.
  30. ^ "2021-22 CCM/AHCA Women's University Division All-Americans Announced". ahcahockey.com. March 17, 2022. Archived from the original on March 12, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  31. ^ "NCAA Women's Frozen Four Records Book" (PDF). NCAA.org. March 19, 2023. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 20, 2023. Retrieved March 19, 2023.
  32. ^ "2022-23 CCM/AHCA Women's Division I All-Americans Announced". ahcahockey.com. March 16, 2023. Archived from the original on March 17, 2023. Retrieved March 17, 2023.
  33. ^ "Sophie Jaques Named 2023 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Winner". pattykaz.com. March 18, 2023. Archived from the original on March 18, 2023. Retrieved March 18, 2023.
  34. ^ "Buckeyes Edged in Title Game, 1-0". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. March 19, 2023. Archived from the original on March 21, 2023. Retrieved March 19, 2023.

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