Kellen Jones
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Kellen Jones

Hometown:

Montrose British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1990-08-16

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

5-9

Acquired:

7th round (202nd overall), 2010

Weight:

164 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Kellen Jones played for the Vernon Vipers in the BCHL along with his twin brother Connor, the Vipers' leading scorer. In his second full season, he played 51 games; scoring 15 goals with 37 assists and 16 penalty minutes. In 17 playoff games he scored 6 goals with 12 assists as Vernon won the BCHL playoff title. In six games at the Royal Bank Cup he scored 3 goals with 4 assists as the Vipers captured the championship of Canadian junior hockey.

2009-10: Jones was fourth on the Vernon Vipers with 41 assists and scored 12 goals despite playing just 41 games during the regular season. After winning 54 of 60 games during the regular season the Vipers rolled through the BCHL playoffs en route to their second straight Royal Bank Cup. In 19 BCHL playoff games Jones scored 14 goals with 19 assists. In the Royal Bank Cup games he scored 5 goals with 4 assists. Vernon won five of six games, avenging its only loss with an 8-1 win over host Dauphin in the championship game.  Both Kellen and Connor Jones committed to playing college hockey at Quinnipiac in 2010-11. Passed over in two previous NHL Drafts, Jones was selected by the Oilers in the 7th round (202nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.

2010-11: Jones skated in 38 of 39 games for Quinnipiac as a freshman, playing on a line with his brother Connor, and was the Bobcats' fourth-leading scorer with 8 goals and 14 assists. He was +1 with 35 PMs as Quinnipiac finished tied for seventh in the ECAC Hockey League.

2011-12: Kellen Jones continued to put up points for Quinnipiac University in his sophomore season. Playing on the Bobcats' top line with twin brother Connor Jones and Lightning prospect Matthew Peca, he scored 14 goals with 22 assists and was plus-five with 39 penalty minutes in 36 games. The Bobcats finished fifth in ECAC Hockey and lost to Colgate in a three-game conference quarterfinal series; finishing 20-14-6.

2012-13: Jones again teamed with his brother Connor Jones and sophomore Matthew Peca (Tampa Bay) on the top line for Quinnipiac in his junior season. In 43 games he scored 13 goals with 14 assists and was +10 with 24 penalty minutes. The Bobcats finished first in ECAC Hockey in the regular season and reached the Frozen Four championship game. Quinnipiac rebounded from an upset loss to Brown in the ECAC semifinals, defeating Yale, 3-0, in the third place game and then defeated Canisius and Union to capture the NCAA East Regional championship. The Bobcats topped St. Cloud State, 4-1, in the Frozen Four semifinals before falling to Yale, 4-0.

 

 

Talent Analysis

Although not a fast skater, Jones is a quick winger that can be a playmaker and possesses good vision. He can stickhandle in a phone booth along with an above average shot and release. The small forward needs to improve his skating speed to get to the next level and learn to play in the dirty areas of the ice. He has a tendency to float on the perimeter and waiting for an opportunity rather than creating one.

 

Future

Jones will play his final year at Quinnipiac University and will be vying for an NHL contract. In order to increase his chances, he will need to up his offensive production and work on his skating.

 

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