Born and raised in Barrie, ON Jacob Ingham is a product of the Barrie Minor Hockey system where he was picked by the Mississauga Steelheads 26th overall in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection. In June of 2018 Jacob was drafted by the LA Kings in the 6th round of the NHL Entry Draft, capping off an impressive start to his junior career. Since joining the Steelheads on a full time basis in 2016, Jacob’s leadership and maturity have become well recognized and likely a major reason for his recognition as a top end prospect.
As an example of his character, this past season Jacob voluntarily took on a significant role to help promote the Bleed Blue Game Night vs the Hamilton Bulldogs in March. In the days prior to the game, Jacob took time to meet with 13 year old blood recipient Aaryan Dinh-Ali. In his conversation with Aary, Jacob was able to share his personal connection to blood donation as his grandmother was the recipient of 8 units of blood following a near fatal motor vehicle accident in 2018. The accident, along with Jacobs selfless nature, inspired him to further support Hockey Gives Blood and Canadian Blood Services by donating 4 dollars from every save he made through the first 50 games of the season, totaling over $5,500. To top it all off Jacob became a new blood donor shortly after the season when he donated blood on May 5, 2019 along with members of his family.
Jacob is an outstanding player, leader and ambassador with several of the quality’s Dayna Brons was known for and we could not be more proud to announce Jacob Ingham as the first ever recipient of the Dayna Brons Honorary Award. His efforts to promote the need for blood and stem cell donation are inspiring to all of us and especially those around him in the hockey community.