Matt Jones (ice hockey, born 1983)

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Matt Jones
Born (1983-08-08) August 8, 1983 (age 31)
Downers Grove, IL, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Phoenix Coyotes
NHL Draft 80th overall, 2002
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2005–2009

Matt S. Jones (born August 8, 1983 in Downers Grove, Illinois) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Phoenix Coyotes.

Playing career[edit]

Jones was selected 80th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes. He played four seasons at the University of North Dakota and helped lead his team to the 2005 NCAA Frozen Four championship game as an assistant captain.

Jones made his professional debut in the 2005–06 season with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL). Jones made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut in the same year, playing in 16 games with the Coyotes.

On March 3, 2010, Jones was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, along with a 4th-round pick and a 7th-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft for Lee Stempniak.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 54 1 4 5 59 13 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 52 3 10 13 58 4 0 0 0 2
2001–02 U. of North Dakota WCHA 37 2 5 7 20
2002–03 U. of North Dakota WCHA 39 1 6 7 26
2003–04 U. of North Dakota WCHA 41 7 14 21 40
2004–05 U. of North Dakota WCHA 43 6 10 16 66
2005–06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 59 2 11 13 46
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 16 0 2 2 14
2006–07 San Antonio Rampage AHL 24 0 2 2 23
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 45 1 6 7 39
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 45 0 2 2 10
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 5 0 0 0 0
2008–09 San Antonio Rampage AHL 58 2 4 6 40
NHL totals 106 1 10 11 63

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2003 United States WJC 4th 7 0 3 3 6
Junior totals 7 0 3 3 6

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 2003–04
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2004 [2]
All-WCHA Third Team 2004–05

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stempniak named NHL's second star of the Week". Phoenix Coyotes. 2010-03-15. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  2. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

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