Glens Falls, N.Y. – The Adirondack Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils, announced that the team has signed defenseman Jake Linhart to a contract for the 2018-19 season.
Linhart comes to the Thunder after completing a four-year collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin. The 22-year-old recorded 60 points (15g-45a) from 142 games as a Badger while leading all Wisconsin blueliners in scoring during his sophomore and junior seasons. Linhart was a constant in the lineup as he only missed one game throughout his four years in Madison and was named an alternate captain for his senior campaign.
Prior to playing collegiately, the Brookfield, Wisconsin native skated a pair of seasons for the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League. Linhart posted 27 points (3g-24a) in 116 regular-season contests with the Gamblers, while recording an assist in an additional four postseason games.