Ryan Jones (ice hockey)

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Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones Oilers 2012.jpg
Jones in St. Louis, January, 2013
Born (1984-06-14) June 14, 1984 (age 32)
Chatham, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Kölner Haie
Nashville Predators
Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft 111th overall, 2004
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2008–present

Ryan Michael Stewart Jones (born June 14, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for Kölner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He was drafted in the fourth round, 111th overall, by the Minnesota Wild in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and has previously played for the Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Jones grew up in Chatham, Ontario, playing minor hockey for the Chatham Cobras A program of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (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.

Jones was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the fourth round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft after his second season with the Maroons.

Jones earned a scholarship to play in the NCAA at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, spending four years with the RedHawks men's ice hockey program in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).

Professional[edit]

Jones made his NHL debut with the Nashville Predators in the 2008–09 season opener. He scored his first career NHL goal on October 15 against goaltender Marty Turco of the Dallas Stars.

During the 2009–10 season, Jones was placed on waivers by the Predators and was subsequently claimed by the Edmonton Oilers on March 3, 2010.

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 Major League Baseball pitcher Randy "Junkman" Jones.[1]

On December 2, 2011, Jones scored his first career NHL hat-trick, scoring three third period goals in a 6–3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

After four seasons with the Oilers, Jones opted to explore free agency before later re-signing with Edmonton on a one-year contract on July 6, 2013. [2]

On October 9, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent entering the 2014–15 season, Jones signed a professional try-out contract with the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League (AHL), the top minor league affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks. [3] After just five games with the Comets, in which he added one assist, Jones was released from his try-out. On November 17, he then signed his first contract abroad, joining German Kölner Haie in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) for the remainder of the playing season.[4] On February 19, 2015, the Kölner Haie and Jones agreed on a two-year contract extension lasting until 2017.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Chatham Maroons WOHL 38 12 11 23 42
2003–04 Chatham Maroons WOHL 46 39 30 69 64 17 17 9 26 25
2004–05 Miami RedHawks CCHA 38 8 7 15 79
2005–06 Miami RedHawks CCHA 39 22 13 35 72
2006–07 Miami RedHawks CCHA 42 29 19 48 88
2007–08 Miami RedHawks CCHA 42 31 18 49 83
2007–08 Houston Aeros AHL 4 0 0 0 2 4 1 1 2 2
2008–09 Nashville Predators NHL 46 7 10 17 22
2008–09 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 25 13 9 22 30 11 4 3 7 10
2009–10 Nashville Predators NHL 41 7 4 11 18
2009–10 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 15 4 1 5 15
2009–10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 8 1 0 1 8
2010–11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 81 18 7 25 34
2011–12 Edmonton Oilers NHL 79 17 16 33 42
2012–13 Edmonton Oilers NHL 27 2 5 7 17
2013–14 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 4 2 0 2 2
2013–14 Edmonton Oilers NHL 52 2 4 6 40
2014–15 Utica Comets AHL 5 0 1 1 9
2014–15 Kölner Haie DEL 30 12 5 17 20
2015–16 Kölner Haie DEL 41 15 15 30 55 11 3 2 5 4
NHL totals 334 54 46 100 181

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 2005–06 [6]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2006 [7]
All-CCHA Second Team 2006–07 [6]
All-CCHA First Team 2007–08 [6]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2007–08
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2008 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gross Misconduct with Ryan Jones". Vancouver Sun. 2011-04-12. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Jones aims to be a menace in return to Oilers". Edmonton Oilers. 2013-07-06. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  3. ^ "NHL Vet of 334 Games Added to Comets Roster". Vancouver Canucks. 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2014-10-09. 
  4. ^ "Jones signs with Cologne Sharks". Chatham Daily News. 2014-11-18. Retrieved 2016-01-02. 
  5. ^ "Sharks agree to extension with Jones" (in German). Kolner Haie. 2015-02-19. Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  6. ^ a b c "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  7. ^ a b "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 

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