June 5, 2020
RALEIGH, NC – Like many of his peers, Jaccob Slavin has been reflecting on systemic racism in North America over the past 10 days.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor,” he tweeted Monday, quoting Desmond Tutu, the South African anti-apartheid leader and human rights activist.
Slavin has a different vantage point than the typical white NHL player. A year ago, the Carolina Hurricanes star defenseman and his wife Kylie adopted a daughter, Emersyn, who is black.
February 16, 2020
To celebrate Hockey Day in America on Sunday and the start of Hockey Week in America, according to a panel of NHL.com writers, 12 U.S.-based staffers were asked to rank their top 12 forwards, six defenseman and two goalies. Forwards were given 12 points for a first-place vote, 11 for a second-place vote and so on down to 1; defenseman got six points for first place, five for second, down to one; goalies got two points for first place and one point for second.
January 25, 2020
St. Louis, MO – Jaccob Slavin had a simple strategy heading into Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting at the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills: Hit the targets and hit them quickly.
Check and check.
Slavin, making his first NHL All-Star appearance, finished with the top time in the event after hitting the five targets in 9.505 seconds.
January 17, 2020
“I’ll take it,” Slavin smiled. “Eric Staal, I was sitting next to him, and he said he was doing it a little bit this morning. He was just like, ‘Just shoot them as fast as you can. Don’t worry about if you miss or whatever.’ So, that’s what I tried to do.”
RALEIGH, NC – The National Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin will represent the Metropolitan Division at the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend, to take place from Jan. 24-25 in St. Louis. He will replace Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton, who will miss All-Star Weekend due to injury. This marks Slavin’s first appearance at the event.
October 9, 2019
Slavin, 25, has registered 22 points (4g, 18a) in 47 games with the Hurricanes this season. He has recorded 137 points (27g, 110a) in 356 career regular-season games with Carolina and ranks 10th in franchise history in career points by a defenseman. Slavin recorded 11 assists in 15 games during the Hurricanes’ run to the 2019 Eastern Conference Final and set a franchise record for assists in a playoff series (9) in Carolina’s Eastern Conference First Round series vs. Washington.
RALEIGH, NC – Jaccob Slavin‘s teammates say fatherhood hasn’t changed the Carolina Hurricanes defenseman.
May 11, 2019
Nor did the spotlight thrust upon him during Carolina’s surprising run to the Eastern Conference Final last season.
Maybe that’s because the 25-year-old’s maturity, down-to-earth personality and strong faith suited him well for both before his adopted daughter Emersyn arrived so dramatically, and coincidentally, at the start of his first foray into the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season.
RALEIGH, NC – Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Jaccob Slavin met his wife on Twitter, but probably not in the manner you might think.
“Most people think, ‘Oh, you’re the hockey player. She creeped you or she stalked you, right?’ But no,” Slavin says. “It was a total God thing.”