NHL

Predators sign first-rounder Jones to entry-level deal

{eot}
The Sports Network
7/10/2013 2:43:13 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

The Nashville Predators signed defenseman Seth Jones, the fourth overall selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract on Wednesday.

Jones had 14 goals and 42 assists in 61 games with Portland (WHL) last season. Jones, who won the Jim Piggott Trophy as the WHL's Rookie of the Year, added another five goals and 10 assists in 21 playoff games as the Winterhawks captured the 2013 WHL Championship.

"Seth is a special prospect and we were fortunate to be in position to select him," Predators general manager David Poile said. "As a player, he brings so much to our organization, from size you can't teach to a skill set that every team hopes to add and a personality and maturity that will allow him to grow and develop with our veteran core and other young players. He has excelled at the junior and international levels and we anticipate him enjoying great success at the NHL level."

Seth Jones (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story

2014-15 NHL Preview

From The Hockey Insider

TSN's Bob McKenzie sets up the start of training camp, going one-on-one with the GMs from all seven Canadian teams.


WATCH: Bryan Murray - Ottawa Senators

WATCH: Dave Nonis - Toronto Maple Leafs

WATCH: Kevin Cheveldayoff - Winnipeg Jets

WATCH: Marc Bergevin - Montreal Canadiens

WATCH: Brad Treliving - Calgary Flames

WATCH: Craig MacTavish - Edmonton Oilers

WATCH: Jim Benning - Vancouver Canucks


TSN.ca previews what to expect out of the NHL's 30 teams as we count down to puck drop. Check daily for team previews and updates on each Canadian franchise leading up to Oct. 8.


Latest Preview: Colorado Avalanche






TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television