T-Birds trade Colin Jacobs to Prince George

Aug 3, 2012, 2:37 PM | Updated: 2:38 pm

By Andrew Eide

The Seattle Thunderbirds announced a trade Friday afternoon. They have dealt center Colin Jacobs to the Prince George Cougars for Jesse Forsberg and a fifth- and seventh-round pick in next year’s Bantam Draft. Jacobs is 19 years old and has spent four seasons with Seattle. His best season production-wise was in 2010-2011 when he tallied 22 goals and 44 points. That production got him drafted by the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres in the fourth round (107th overall).

Last year, however, his production dipped an he only managed to play in 44 games coming off an offseason surgery and scored nine goals.

Forsberg will be 19 years old in a week and will provide a veteran presence to a young Seattle back end. He is listed at 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds and was the 11th overall pick in the 2008 Bantam Draft by Prince George. Forsberg is more of a stay-at-home, shutdown type of a defender who has over 170 games of WHL experience behind him. Last year he played in 58 games with six goals and 13 points and had a plus/minus of -8.

Check back later for more reaction to this trade from Tim Pigulski, who is hoping to hear from Seattle general manager Russ Farwell.

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