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 36)
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 and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 10 1 1 2 34
1999–00 Florida Everblades ECHL 48 11 26 37 81 5 1 1 2 17
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
NHL totals 14 0 0 0 19

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1998 United States WJC 7 0 2 2 6
Junior totals 7 0 2 2 6

External links[edit]

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