Creston Valley Thunder Cats Alumnus Jake Livingstone has signed with the NHL’s Nashville Predators on a one-year, entry-level contract for the 2022-23 season.
Livingstone just completed his junior season with the Minnesota State University Mavericks men’s hockey program in which he was named the CCHA’s Defenceman of the Year for the second straight year.
In 39 games this season, Livingstone had eight goals and 35 points, including two game-winning goals and he was plus-10. As a Maverick, Livingstone appeared in 111 games, scoring 21 goals and 59 assists, for 80 career points. Additionally, he blocked 129 shots, including a career-high 53 this season. During his time as a Maverick, Livingstone was a part of teams that went 85-24-2, played on three MacNaughton Cup championship teams, two Mason Cup championship teams, qualified for three NCAA Tournaments, two Frozen Fours and earned one trip to the national championship game.
Livingstone, who played 63 games for his hometown Thunder Cats between 2014-17, recorded six goals and 28 points in the regular season. He also collected two assists in eight playoff games in the 2015-16 season. He then moved on to play in the BCHL primarily with the Langley Rivermen.