Keith Jones (ice hockey)
November 8, 1968 |
Brantford, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Washington Capitals
|NHL Draft||141st overall, 1988
Keith Hillary "Jonesy" Jones (born November 8, 1968) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently a hockey studio analyst for NBC Sports Network and a color commentator for Philadelphia Flyers games on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. In 491 NHL games, Jones produced a total of 258 points between 1992 and 2000.
Jones was drafted in the 7th round, 141st overall, of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals. He played his college hockey at Western Michigan University, and professionally for the Capitals, Colorado Avalanche and Philadelphia Flyers. He played in 491 NHL games, scoring 117 goals and assisting on 148 others for a total of 258 points.
During 2005–2006 NHL season, Jones worked as an in-studio TV analyst alongside Bill Clement for The NHL on Versus (formerly, The NHL on OLN). In addition to his duties at Versus, Jones also works for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and The Comcast Network as a color commentator and analyst for the Flyers. During his initial season with the Flyers, his unwillingness to criticize players or management alike despite the team's worst season in franchise history was often embarrassing; his Flyers-friendly approach remains a staple of his on air persona during both local and national hockey telecasts today. In contrast, his highly critical views of the Philadelphia Eagles' front office and coaching staff lead many to believe his credibility has waned.
Currently, he co-hosts a sports talk show with Al Morganti, Angelo Cataldi and Rhea Hughes on 610 WIP Monday through Friday mornings. He is also a studio analyst for NHL Live on NBC Sports Network. He appears frequently on TSN as an NHL analyst. In 2007, Jones, along with ESPN SportsCenter anchorman John Buccigross, wrote his autobiography Jonesy: Put Your Head Down and Skate. Along with a foreword by Ray Bourque, the book recounts many of the stories that Jones witnessed throughout his career.
Awards and honours
|All-CCHA First Team||1991-92|
- Leakan, Paul. "Reeve Paralysis Foundation cause hits home Med. Lakes family to host fund-raiser", Burlington County Times, March 6, 2005. Accessed February 4, 2013. "Dana Reeve, country-music star Kenny Rogers, Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jon Runyan, who lives in Mount Laurel, and former Philadelphia Flyers right-winger Keith Jones, a resident of Shamong, are among those scheduled to attend, Miles said."
- Keith Jones's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Keith Jones's biography at Legends of Hockey
|Philadelphia Flyers TV Color Commentator
With: Steve Coates