Art Jones (ice hockey)

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Art Jones
Born (1935-01-31) January 31, 1935 (age 82)
Bangor, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for New Westminster Royals
Portland Buckaroos
Seattle Totems
Victoria Cougars
NHL Draft undrafted
Playing career 1957–1976

Art Jones (born January 31, 1935) is a retired Canadian ice hockey centre who played the majority of his career in the Western Hockey League) for the Portland Buckaroos.

Jones played for the Buckaroos for their entire existence in the WHL and led the team to thre Lester Patrick Cups, which was awarded to the champion of the Western Hockey League. He was the WHL's leading scorer six times, and won the George Leader Cup, given to the league's most valuable player, twice (in 1967–68 and 1970–71). In 1970, he set the WHL scoring record for most points (127) in a season. Jones also played for the New Westminster Royals and Victoria Cougars of the WHL, and the Seattle Totems of the Central Hockey League.

Jones retired from hockey in 1976.

Legacy[edit]

After retiring from hockey, Jones settled in Portland. He was named to the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.

Jones scored 1580 points in 1180 games, which is second only to Guyle Fielder's 1771 points in 1368 WHL games. Although Fielder outscored Jones by almost 200 points, Jones averaged a higher points per game total, averaging 1.34 PPG vs Fielder's WHL average of 1.29. When compared with all career minor league totals, Jones finished his career with 1618 points, which is the third highest total in minor league history. Only Fielder (1929 career points) and longtime Johnstown Jets forward Dick Roberge (1740 career points) are the only players ahead of Jones, with only one active player (Todd Robinson) being within 400 points of Jones' career total of 1618 points.

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