Max Jones

Anaheim Ducks
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Fantasy Summary

Multi-dimensional winger with top-nine scoring forward potential.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 17, 1998
Height 6‘3”
Weight 209 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 1; Overall: 24

Observations

March 2019 – Do not let the stat line fool you (17 GP-1G-1A-4PIM), Jones is NHL ready. He has been snake bitten a number of times but the main thing is he is getting those chances. He is very quick with the puck and is not afraid to drive the net with it or go to the dirty areas. After his second suspension in the OHL, Ducks GM Bob Murray called Jones out, saying, “He’s immature. He’s got to grow up.” Jones has adjusted his game, but he still plays with an edge. That is a great sign to see in a young player and it shows he has a bright future in the NHL. Lucas Main

January 2019 – Jones made his NHL debut on January 17th against the Minnesota Wild. He logged just a shade under 12 and a half minutes playing with Troy Terry and Derek Grant. He showed good speed and body position, being able to drive to the net with the puck and create opportunities. He wasn’t shy about being physical either, mixing it up after a couple of whistles. A rookie in the AHL this season as well, he has dominated at times but needs to develop a little more consistency (32 GP-12G-24P-42 PIM). At age 20, he looks to have a bright future ahead of him as a Corey Perry-esq type of player. Lucas Main

October 2018 – Max Jones has been cleared from his offseason surgery and sent down to San Diego. He looked a little out of shape in his first game, but he did not get any training camp time so that was bound to happen. With the number of young guys that stepped up this past camp Jones missed a good opportunity but look for him to get lots of ice time in his first pro season to prove himself. Lucas Main

June 2018 – Jones had a mediocre season in the OHL this season. He started off wearing the “A” for the Knights, but was dealt to Kingston after he left for the WJC. He played six games for them before breaking a finger. He seemed more mature this season, but it affected his playing style because he wasn’t playing with that edge like his first two seasons in the OHL. Nonetheless, he still has great speed for a big man and as long as the Ducks don’t rush him, he should turn into a complimentary power forward. This next season will be a big one, as he turns pro, so watch for him to get a cup of coffee or two during the season, but will most likely spend most of it in San Diego. Lucas Main

October 2017 – Jones has been sent back to London of the Ontario Hockey League. He was another rookie that looked very good during the Ducks rookie tournament, but during the preseason he did not stand out. The Ducks have a ton of depth so there was no reason to keep him around. He will greatly benefit from another year where he can play top minutes in all situations. He has already started out with two goals in two games for the Knights. Look for him to make the jump next season as Anaheim has five UFAs this summer. Lucas Main
 
May 2017 – Jones found himself playing a starring role with the San Diego Gulls as a spate of injuries and callups decimated the Gulls’ roster. Jones even scored his first professional goal in the second-round series against the San Jose Barracuda. Jones’ speed and tenacity helped him fit right into the AHL. Some of his decisions with the puck, however, pointed to more time needed developing the patience necessary for the professional game. Jones will return next year to the London Knights of the OHL, but Ducks’ brass must be excited in what they saw during the young forward’s time in San Diego. Zachary DeVine
 
May 2017 – After starting the first 15 games with 12 goals and 26 points, the season started going downhill for Jones. He took a slapshot off his arm, which broke a bone and missed six weeks. When he came back from injury, he played in only 14 games and recorded six points, a clear indication he wasn’t 100% yet. Then on February 17thhe cross-checked Owen Sound’s Jonah Gadjovich in the face, costing him another 10 games on the season. All in all, Jones played 33 games during the regular season with 17 goals and 36 points and 14 playoff games with 12 points. With the Knights eliminated, Jones joined the Gulls for their Calder Cup playoff run. So far he has dressed in two games, recording two shots and a plus one. Max has all the tools (speed, hands, skill, and the edge) to become a top six winger in the show. Lucas Main 

June 2016 – An eventual first-line replacement for star power forward Corey Perry? Mark Allan

November 2015 – His production should be better given the team he plays on, and perhaps the stats will come as he continues to develop and adapt to the OHL. He is a physical, nasty, and aggressive winger who plays the body, and drives the net hard, a true power forward. Has a dangerous combination of skating, size and skill and is very competitive. He may not have the same upside as Shane Doan or Milan Lucic, but he plays that type of game and could develop into that type of player. Peter Harling

February 2016 – After starting the year on a lot of scout’s top five lists Jones has slipped down the chart, mainly due to his offensive production. Playing on a loaded Knights roster, with prolific offensive scores like Mitch Marner, Matt Tkachuk, and Christian Dvorak, Jones only has 37 points in 41 games. What is attractive about Jones is his power game; he combines size, strength, skating and skill and is very competitive..  Peter Harling


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Belle Tire Bantam Minor AAA T1EMBHL 18 11 10 21 24 |          
  Detroit Honeybaked QC Int PW 5 3 4 7 10 |          
 2011-2012 Honeybaked Bantam Minor AAA HPMBHL 19 13 15 28 48 | Playoffs 3 4 2 6
  Honeybaked Bantam Minor AAA T1EMBHL - - - - - | Playoffs 5 3 4 7 14 
 2012-2013 Compuware U16 HPHL U16 20 5 8 13 34 |          
 2013-2014 Honeybaked U18 HPHL U18 25 9 13 22 123 |          
 2014-2015 USNTDP Juniors USHL 24 5 5 10 116 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 38 18 10 28 189 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 6 7 4 11 14 |          
 2015-2016 London Knights OHL 63 28 24 52 106 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2 23 
  London Knights M-Cup 4 2 2 4 8 |          
 2016-2017 London Knights OHL 33 17 19 36 65 | Playoffs 14 7 5 12 24 
  San Diego Gulls AHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 9 1 1 2
 2017-2018 London Knights OHL 25 18 3 21 34 |          
  Kingston Frontenacs OHL 6 1 2 3 2 | Playoffs 9 3 1 4 28 
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 1 1 2 2 |          
 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks NHL 23 1 1 2 10 |          
  San Diego Gulls AHL 40 14 14 28 48 |          

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