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Fantasy Summary

Two-way forward that can provide some offense.


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February 2019 – It’s hard to imagine that the former seventh round pick in 2017 could take another step forward after last year’s breakout season, but that’s precisely what Jones has done this year. He recently surpassed his career high of 79 points in 14 fewer games with the Niagara IceDogs and currently has 81 points with 13 games remaining. It’s not unthinkable that he could break the 100-point barrier if he remains hot on a high-powered IceDogs team that seems destined to make a long run into the OHL playoffs. Mason Black

March 2018 – Ben Jones is beginning to look like a late round steal of the 2017 draft. The 7th round pick finished a fantastic season with the Niagara IceDogs posting 79 points in only 68 games and looks to continue to add to his offensive numbers into the playoffs. He had a goal and an assist in his first playoff game of the year against the Oshawa Generals. In his draft-plus-one year he is already the assistant captain and looks to have all of the leadership qualities to eventually captain the Niagara as early as next year. Mason Black January 2018 – With their final pick in their inaugural NHL entry draft the Golden Knights selected Ben Jones. Jones has improved his point totals and is currently leading the Niagara Ice Dogs with 49 points in only 42 games played. Jones is a solid all-around player – he’s a good skater, shooter, stick-handler, physical at times and has decent vision – but doesn’t possess any single attribute that jumps off the page. Jones played most of his minor hockey as a defenseman, but looks to me making solid gains since switching over to centre in the OHL.  Mason Black

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 26, 1999
Height 6‘0”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 7; Overall: 189

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Toronto Marlboros U15 AAAGTHL U15- - -- -|        
  Toronto Marlboros U16 AAAGTHL U16- - -- -|Playoffs1 0 00
 2014-2015 Toronto Marlboros U16 AAAGTHL U1674 27 4269 50|        
  Stouffville SpiritOJHL1 1 12 0|        
  Team Ontario CWG6 3 25 6|        
  Toronto Marlboros U16 AAAOHL Cup7 1 45 4|        
  Team GTHL Red OGC-165 3 03 12|        
 2015-2016 Niagara IceDogsOHL61 5 49 16|Playoffs6 0 00
  Team Blue U17-Dev3 3 14 2|        
  Canada Black U17WHC-175 0 11 4|        
 2016-2017 Niagara IceDogsOHL63 13 3750 56|Playoffs4 0 11
 2017-2018 Niagara IceDogsOHL68 30 4979 53|Playoffs10 5 712 10 
 2018-2019 Niagara IceDogsOHL68 41 61102 82|Playoffs11 2 57
  OHL All-StarsJr Super Series1 0 00 0|        
 2019-2020 Chicago WolvesAHL36 2 57 17|        
  Fort Wayne KometsECHL8 1 45 7|        

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