Ty Jones

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This article is about the American ice hockey player. For the American basketball player, see Tyus Jones.
Ty Jones
Born (1979-02-22) February 22, 1979 (age 35)
Richland, WA, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Chicago Blackhawks
Florida Panthers
NHL Draft 16th overall, 1997
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 1998–2004

Tyler "Tuna" Jones (born February 22, 1979) is a retired American professional ice hockey winger. He was drafted in the first round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft with the 16th overall pick by the Chicago Blackhawks. Jones was born in Richland, Washington, but grew up in Eagle River, Alaska.

After playing four seasons in the Western Hockey League, with the Spokane Chiefs and Kamloops Blazers, he made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks. After appearing in eight games for the Blackhawks in the 1998–99 season, Jones returned to the minor leagues. He made one more appearance on an NHL roster, playing in six games for the Florida Panthers in the 2003–04 season.

He was once considered the top prospect in the Chicago Blackhawks system and comparisons were being made between him and Keith Tkachuk.

Career statistics[edit]

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1995-96  Spokane Chiefs              WHL    34    1    0    1   77   3   0   0   0   6
1996-97  Spokane Chiefs              WHL    67   20   34   54  202   9   2   4   6  10
1997-98  Spokane Chiefs              WHL    60   36   48   84  161  18   2  14  16  35
1998-99  Spokane Chiefs              WHL    26   15   12   27   98  --  --  --  --  --
1998-99  Kamloops Blazers            WHL    20    3   16   19   84  14   5   3   8  22
1998-99  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL     8    0    0    0   12  --  --  --  --  --
1999-00  Florida Everblades          ECHL   48   11   26   37   81   5   1   1   2  17
1999-00  Cleveland Lumberjacks       IHL    10    1    1    2   34  --  --  --  --  --
2000-01  Norfolk Admirals            AHL    64   11   17   28  114  --  --  --  --  --
2001-02  Norfolk Admirals            AHL    55    6   14   20  172   4   0   0   0   2
2002-03  Anchorage Aces              WCHL   12    1    7    8   49  --  --  --  --  --
2003-04  Norfolk Admirals            AHL    37    4    5    9   93  --  --  --  --  --
2003-04  San Antonio Rampage         AHL     2    0    0    0    2  --  --  --  --  --
2003-04  Florida Panthers            NHL     6    0    0    0    7  --  --  --  --  --
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         NHL Totals                         14    0    0    0   19

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Preceded by
Daniel Cleary
Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick
1997
Succeeded by
Mark Bell