Ryan Jones (ice hockey)
Jones in St. Louis, January, 2012
June 14, 1984 |
Chatham, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)|
|NHL Draft||111th overall, 2004
Ryan Michael Stewart Jones (born June 14, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the fourth round, 111th overall, by the Minnesota Wild in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Playing career 
Jones grew up in Chatham, Ontario playing minor hockey for the Chatham Cobras A program of the OMHA. He graduated to AAA hockey for the Chatham-Kent Cyclones of the Pavilion League before playing one season with the Blenheim Blades Jr C team and two seasons with the Chatham Maroons Jr.B. hockey club of the OHA.
He was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the 4th round of the 2004 NHL draft after his second season with the Chatham Maroons.
He was claimed off waivers by the Edmonton Oilers on March 3, 2010.
Ryan Jones has affectionately been given the nickname "Junkman" by many of his fans, partly due to his propensity for so-called "garbage goals" and partly because he shares the same last name as former MLB pitcher Randy "Junkman" Jones.
On December 2, 2011, Jones scored his first career NHL hat-trick, scoring 3 third period goals in a 6-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Career statistics 
|2004–05||Miami University RedHawks||CCHA||38||8||7||15||79||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Miami University RedHawks||CCHA||39||22||13||35||72||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Miami University RedHawks||CCHA||42||29||19||48||88||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Miami University RedHawks||CCHA||42||31||18||49||83||—||—||—||—||—|