North Bay Battalion Player of the Week

Your North Bay Battalion Player of the Week is JESSE SABAN

 

No. 5 JESSE SABAN … 6’1”, 203 lbs. … Born: Jan. 14, 1997, in Bridgewater, N.S. … Home Town: Lindsay, Ont. … 2017-18 … overage defenceman Saban has one goal and three assists for four points in 20 games … first OHL game-winning goal Oct. 22 in 8-2 victory vs. Kingston … 2016-17 … 11 assists in 61 games with Hamilton and North Bay … four assists in 28 games with the Troops … acquired Jan. 9 from Hamilton Bulldogs with a 10th-round choice in 2017 OHL Priority Selection for Stephen Templeton, a 5th-round choice in 2017 and conditional 6th-round pick in 2019 … seven assists in 33 games with the Bulldogs … three-assist game Sept. 23 in season-opening 7-0 Hamilton win at Mississauga … 2015-16 … two goals, 11 assists for 13 points in 62 games with Hamilton … first OHL three-point game Feb. 18 in 4-2 win at Niagara… 2014-15 … one goal, seven assists for eight points with Erie Otters during his rookie season before being traded to Belleville Bulls with Trent Fox on Jan. 5, 2015, for Remi Elie and Jake Marchment … four assists in 27 games with Belleville … 2013-14 … one goal and 14 assists for 15 points in 44 games with Newmarket Hurricanes of the Ontario Junior Hockey League … Jesse was born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, and his family moved to Lindsay when he was three … Erie’s 2nd-round pick, 21st overall, in 2013 OHL Priority Selection from Toronto Red Wings minor midgets … father Paul, a self-employed carpenter in Pickering, played one season of Jr. A hockey with the Wexford Raiders … mother Cindy is a financial advisor with CIBC in Lindsay … Jesse played AAA hockey with the Central Ontario Wolves until moving to the GTHL with Red Wings for major peewee … favourite player is Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers and favourite NHL team is the Toronto Maple Leafs … turns 21 on Jan. 14.

STATS

Regular Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
2012-13 Toronto Red Wings minor midgets 32 4 12 16 NA 16
2013-14 Newmarket Hurricanes Jr. A 44 1 14 15 NA 68
2014-15 Erie Otters 23 1   7   8 +7 24
  Belleville Bulls 27 0   4   4 -4 10
2015-16 Hamilton Bulldogs 62 2 11 13 +5 59
2016-17 Hamilton Bulldogs 33 0   7   7 +4 29
  North Bay Battalion 28 0   4   4 -19 33
2017-18 North Bay Battalion 20 1   3   4   -6 18
  OHL TOTALS 193 4 36 40   173

 

STATS

Regular Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
2013-14 Mississauga Reps minor midgets 30   2 10 12 NA 37
2014-15 Oakville Rangers major midgets 62 37 41 78 NA 84
Oakville Blades Jr. A   8   1   3   4 NA   2
2015-16 North Bay Battalion 59   5   7 12   -7 27
2016-17 North Bay Battalion 68 12   8 20   -2 40
2017-18 North Bay Battalion 10   1   2   3 +2 15
            OHL Totals 137 18 17 35   82

 

 

101.9 ROCK Wants To Know…

 

Favourite NHL Team…Toronto Maple Leafs

Pre-Game Ritual…Breakfast at Terry’s Place

Favourite Hockey Player Growing Up…Dan Girardi

Favourite Thing About North Bay…Small town atmosphere like his hometown of Lindsay

Work Out Jam…Anything by ASAP Rocly or AC/DC

Favourite Movie…Stepbrothers