Colton Jobke
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Colton Jobke

Hometown:

Delta British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-04-20

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2010

Weight:

170 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2008-09: Colton Jobke skated for the BCHL’s Penticton Vees as a 16-year-old in his first season of junior hockey. In 46 games he scored 3 goals with 8 assists and had 11 PMs. Penticton finished third in the Coastal Division.

2009-10: Jobke played 69 games for Kelowna, most amongst Rockets’ defensemen, in his first WHL season. He had 8 assists with 71 PMs and was -10 as the Rockets finished second in the BC Division despite a sub-.500 record. In 12 playoff games he was +1 with 4 assists and 14 PMs.

2010-11: Jobke was invited to the Wild’s training camp as a free agent and signed to a three-year, entry-level contract in September 2011. He returned to Kelowna for his second junior season and was an assistant captain for the Rockets. Jobke skated in 51 of 72 games; missing time early in the year with a shoulder injury and receiving a late season suspension. He scored 1 goal with 9 assists and was +6 with 84 PMs. Kelowna finished first in its division and reached the second round in the playoffs. In nine playoff games Jobke was an even plus/minus with no points and 7 PMs.

2011-12: Jobke made his pro hockey debut in April with Minnesota AHL affiliate Houston following his third season in the WHL. He had no points nor penalty minutes in two games with the Aeros and was with Houston during its playoff series against Oklahoma City but did not skate in any games. Obtained by Regina in September in a WHL trade with Kelowna, he provided a physical presence for the Pats and scored a career-high 10 goals in 71 games, eight of which came on the power play (Jobke had one goal in two seasons with Kelowna). He was second on the Pats with 104 penalty minutes and also had 19 assists; finishing plus-two for the season. The Pats finished fourth in the East Division. Jobke had no points and was minus-four with 10 penalty minutes in the five-game playoff series with Moose Jaw.

2012-13: Jobke played three games with the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears in March following a hard-luck over-age WHL season with Regina. He played 31 games with the Pats due to two serious injuries. Jobke missed six weeks after severing a tendon in his hand on a skate blade in November and suffered a knee injury in January, missing another eight weeks. He had no points and was -4 In ECHL play for the last-place Solar Bears with 10 penalty minutes. Jobke scored 3 goals with 15 assists and was -9 with 58 penalty minutes for the Pats. Regina missed the WHL playoffs after finishing fifth in the East Division.

2013-14: Jobke appeared in 11 games with Minnesota AHL affiliate Iowa — spending most of his first pro season with the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears. He was -1 with no points and 4 penalty minutes skating for Iowa. Jobke scored 2 goals with 4 assists and was -14 with 74 penalty minutes in 47 regular season games for Orlando. The Solar Bears finished second in the South Division and lost a first round series to eventual Kelly Cup runner up Cincinnati. Jobke was -2 with no points nor penalties in his only playoff game with Orlando. 

Talent Analysis

Jobke is a midsized defender with some measure of offense. He is gritty, but doesn't have a talent that stands out as remarkable.

Future

Jobke attended training camp with the Wild before being loaned to the ECHL's Alaska Aces to start the 2014-15 season. He skated in 20 games for the Aces and was loaned to Augsburg in Germany's DEL in December 2014. Signed as a free agent after attending Wild training camp in 2010, Jobke is in the second year of his original three-year entry-level contract. He has yet to rise above the ECHL level on a consistent basis and with several defensemen in the Wild pipeline it is hard to consider him an NHL prospect at this point.

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