Story by Storm Athletic Communications
The Tri-City Storm has acquired forward Jacob Jeannette from the Dubuque Fighting Saints in exchange for a conditional 6th round draft pick in the 2023 USHL Phase II Draft. Jeannette has more than one hundred and twenty-five games of experience in the USHL.
Jacob Jeannette, 20, of Duluth, Minnesota, has scored three goals and notched three assists for six total points in twenty-one games this season for the Dubuque Fighting Saints. He was acquired by the Fighting Saints on June 27th, 2022, in a transaction with the Waterloo Black Hawks. Jeannette was selected 96th overall by the Black Hawks in the 2018 USHL Phase I Draft, and skated in more than one hundred regular season games for Waterloo before joining Dubuque for the 2022-2023 season. He made his USHL debut with the Black Hawks on October 4th, 2019, in the team’s 3-1 victory over the Green Bay Gamblers at the 2019 USHL Fall Classic in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Jeannette scored his first career USHL goal on December 13th, 2019, in Waterloo’s 5-3 road win over the Omaha Lancers. He also notched his first multi-goal game in the same contest. He has scored nineteen goals, recorded twenty-eight assists, and notched forty-seven points in one hundred and twenty-nine career USHL games. Jeannette also appeared in six postseason games for Waterloo during the team’s run in the 2022 Clark Cup Playoffs. Prior to his time in the USHL, he skated in more than twenty games for the Duluth East Greyhounds (High School) in Duluth, Minnesota. Jeannette previously announced a commitment to play collegiate hockey in the future for Union College.
“Jacob adds a veteran presence to our forward group, and is someone who we expect to have a positive impact on the ice, and in our locker room.”- President of Hockey Operations/Head Coach Anthony Noreen
“We are excited to welcome Jacob to our organization and with this trade. Jacob has significant experience in our league with good teams and coaches, and has been battle tested for three previous seasons in the Western Conference. We believe his acquisition strengthens our forward group, team depth, and provides an alternative element that we value as we build towards the USHL playoffs. We would also like to thank Dubuque for working with us on this transaction.” – General Manager Jason Koehler