Mens Hockey Mason Jobst signs NHL contract with New York Islanders

Ohio State senior forward Mason Jobst (26) looks down the ice in the game against Minnesota on Feb. 15. Ohio State lost 4-3. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternAfter 164 points in 149 games, Ohio State senior forward Mason Jobst has found his way into a professional contract.On Tuesday, Jobst signed a two-year, two-way entry level contract with the New York Islanders that begins in the 2019-20 season.The Islanders have clinched a playoff berth this season, and currently sit at No. 2 in the Metropolitan Division with 99 points.Jobst was a two-time captain for the Buckeyes, scoring at least 30 points in each season played, and leading the team with 36 points in his final year, enough to place him as a finalist for the Hobey Baker trophy.The senior forward was Ohio State’s leading goal-scorer in the 2017-18 season, helping lead the Buckeyes to their first Frozen Four since 1998.Jobst is 25 years old, and played in the USHL with the Muskegon Lumberjacks before arriving at Ohio State. He leaves the Buckeyes with the 13th-most points in program history.Jobst is one of five players on the Ohio State roster with NHL contracts including senior forward Dakota Joshua, junior forward Tanner Laczynski, redshirt junior forward Miguel Fidler, junior forward Carson Meyer and freshman defenseman Ryan O’Connell.