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Solid, two-way hockey player who has a well-rounded game ... one of five freshman forwards who will look to break into the regular lineup ... can play right wing or center ... character player who works hard in all three zones of the ice ... has strong hockey instincts ... handles the puck well and is always looking to set up a teammate ... has all the tools to be an outstanding collegiate hockey player ... makes good decisions with the puck ... has good hands around the net but needs to shoot more ... will have to adjust to the speed of the game at the Division I level ... joins the Irish after spending the last three seasons (2011-14) with the St. Michael's Buzzers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) ... seventh Irish hockey player to attend St. Michael's ... played in 49 games last season with 16 goals and a team-leading 47 assists for 63 points ... selected as the OJHL player of the month for February 2014 ... helped Buzzers to a 27-19-6-1 record and third place in the South Division of the Southwest Conference ... in 104 career games, scored 30 goals with 81 assists for 111 points ...one of three Canadians on the Notre Dame roster along with sophomore Chad Katunar (Victoria, British Columbia) and freshman Luke Ripley (Kitamit, British Columbia) ... finalist for the Canadian Junior Hockey League rookie of the year award in 2012-13 ... played two years for Team Canada East at the World Jr. A Challenge and was a first team OJHL all-prospect selection ... selected in the seventh round (207th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens ... signed a national letter of intent to attend Notre Dame in the early signing period of November 2013 along with Connor Hurley, Joe Wegwerth, Nathan Billitier and Bobby Nardella.
PREP & PERSONAL: Attended St. Michael's College School in Toronto, Ontario ... prior to attending St. Michael's played hockey for the Mississauga Rebels Midget Minor AAA program (2011-12) ... in 56 games scored 28 goals with 57 assists for 85 points ... full name is Jacob Wayne Evans ... is the son of Wayne Evans and Marilyn Kieffer ... has one older brother, Matt ... born in Toronto, Ontario ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.
*from University of Notre Dame website March 24,2015