Seth Jones
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Seth Jones

Hometown:

Plano Texas

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1994-10-03

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

1st round (4th overall), 2013

Weight:

201 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Seth Jones was chosen in the first round, 11th overall, of the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft by the Everett Silvertips.

2009-10: Jones played for the Dallas Stars U-18 AAA Major Midget team.  In 42 games, Jones scored 3 goals and added 15 assists for 18 points.

2010-11: Jones joined the U.S. National Team Development (NTDP) program, splitting time between the USHL squad, U-17, and U-18 teams.  In the USHL, Jones played in 28 games, scoring 1 goal and adding 13 assists for 14 points.  For the U-17 squad, he tallied 4 goals and 17 assists for 21 points in 37 games.  For the U-18 team, he picked up 10 assists in 20 games.  Jones also represented the U.S. in a couple of tournaments.  At the 2011 World Junior Challenge U-17 Tournament, Jones scored 1 goal and added 1 assist for 2 points in 5 games.  At the 2011 U-18 World Junior Championship, he tallied 3 assists in 6 games for the gold medal squad.

2011-12: Jones continued his play for the NTDP, splitting time between the USHL team and the U-18 squad.  Jones, who captained the USHL team, scored 4 goals and added 8 assists for 12 points in 20 games.  For the U-18 squad, he scored 8 goals and added 23 assists for 31 points in 52 games.  Jones captained the USA's entry at the 2012 U-18 World Junior Championship, scoring 3 goals and adding 5 assists for 8 points in 6 games for the gold medal squad.  The Portland Winterhawks acquired the rights to Jones from the Silvertips.

2012-13: Originally committed to playing college hockey at North Dakota, Jones decided to play in the Western Hockey League and joined the Portland Winterhawks (who had obtained his rights from Everett). In 61 games for Portland he scored 14 goals with 42 assists and was plus-46 with 33 penalty minutes. The Winterhawks had the WHL's best record, winning 57 of 72 games. In Portland's first ten playoff games he scored 2 goals with 6 assists and was plus-eight. Jones was an assistant captain for the USA squad at the 2013 U20 World Junior Championship as an 18-year-old and in six games for the gold medal winners was plus-eight with 1 goal and 6 assists. Jones was the top ranked North American skater in Central Skating's mid-season rankings prior to the 2013 NHL Draft, and remained the top-ranked North American in the CSS final rankings.

 

Talent Analysis

Pro-sized defensemen. Very good range and lateral movement. Deceptively fast due to long, effortless stride. Intelligent puck mover.

 

Future

Jones is already making strides in the NHL at just 19. Between Jones and Shea Weber, who was signed long-term by Nashville, the Predators have their top line power play unit and potentially their top line defensive pairing. There is no question Jones will be a top pairing defenseman at the NHL, the question now is how good of a top line defenseman he will be.

 

Hockey’s Future 2013 Staff Mock Draft

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Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Drouin, Nathan MacKinnon, Seth Jones - 2013 NHL Draft

Photo: Top 2013 NHL Draft prospects Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Drouin, Nathan MacKinnon, and Seth Jones will learn where they begin their professional careers at this month’s draft (courtesy of Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Stanley Cup Finals are still underway between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks, but much of the attention around the NHL has turned to the 2013 NHL Draft, scheduled for June 30th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

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Video: 2013 NHL Combine – Seth Jones and Jonathan Drouin

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2013 NHL Combine - Seth Jones, Portland Winterhawks

Photo: Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones has drawn media attention since Day 1 of the 2012-13 season, and the 2013 NHL Combine was no exception as the potential first overall selection held court in this media scrum (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 

With the 2012-13 CHL season now officially in the books, attention has turned to the 2013 NHL Draft that takes place on June 30th in Newark, NJ. As it happens, the players generally considered to be the top 3 prospects for this draft – Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones, and Halifax Mooseheads forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin – all happen to be players that competed in the CHL this past season.

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2013 ISS Draft Rankings: MacKinnon reclaims top spot from Jones

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Nathan MacKinnon - Halifax Mooseheads

Photo: Halifax Mooseheads forward Nathan MacKinnon capped a memorable postseason with an MVP performance at the 2013 Memorial Cup Tournament (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

 

Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones had a nice run atop the ISS Hockey rankings for the 2013 NHL Draft. But, in that scouting organization's final release before next month's draft, Jones has been supplanted by the Halifax Mooseheads' Nathan MacKinnon as the top prospect according to ISS.

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2013 ISS Draft Rankings: U18 tournament brings few changes to the top 30

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Nathan MacKinnon - Halifax Moosheads

Photo: Center Nathan MacKinnon and his Halifax Mooseheads teammates are on their way to the 2013 Memorial Cup Tournament after winning the QMJHL title (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

The 2013 U18 World Junior Championship has come and gone, but it had little effect on the upper ranks of ISS Hockey's May ranking of the 2013 NHL Draft prospects.

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2013 ISS Draft Rankings: Little change in Top 30, with Jones, Nichushkin still the top prospects

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Seth Jones - Portland Winterhawks

Photo: Portland Winterhawks defenseman and 2013 draft prospect Seth Jones holds a now familiar place at the top of ISS Hockey's ranking of this year's prospects for the NHL Draft (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The U-18 World Junior Championship is set to begin in just a few short days, an event that could bring the last major shake-up in the rankings of the 2013 NHL Draft prospects. So it is no surprise that the pre-WJC release of ISS Hockey's ranking of the top 30 NHL Draft prospects sports few surprises, and instead reflects pretty much the status quo from the March rankings.

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