Ryan Reaves makes shocking comments regarding Jake McCabe

Graham Montgomery
May 19, 2024  (6:27 PM)

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake McCabe celebrating his first goal with the team
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Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Ryan Reaves revealed in an interview today that he is a huge fan of his teammate, defenseman Jake McCabe.

Reaves was asked about McCabe by Leafs reporter Luke Fox. His response was quite revealing, as he went into detail about McCabe's game, complimenting the 30-year-old defenseman in a number of ways.
"He might be my favourite defenceman in the league. He does a little bit of everything. He's got really good poise with the puck and breaks out well. He plays so physical. Blocks shots. He adds a little offence, too. He's kind of like a unicorn in the league — just a guy who does everything really well."

McCabe has never really been known as a serious threat to create offense, but that changed a bit this year. The veteran blueliner recorded career highs in goals, points, plus/minus, shot attempts, and hits. His eight goals doubled his previous career high of 4, which he hit three times while his 20 assists came just two shy of his career high in that category. He also recorded a career-high three game-winners, including what might have been the nicest goal of his career to beat the Senators in overtime in April.
McCabe has one year left on his deal with the Maple Leafs, coming in with a 2 million dollar cap hit. If he plays similarly well next season, the team could very well look to sign him to a generous extension. However, he will be well into his 30s by then, so the term may be limited. Be sure to stay tuned to see how the Leafs defense core changes this offseason as the team looks to upgrade on the blueline. Hopefully though, McCabe will still be playing a top-four role next season. He certainly earned it with his play this year.
Source: MapleLeafsDaily
Ryan Reaves makes surprising remark about teammate Jake McCabe
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