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


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November 2019 – Jones was called back up to Anaheim and has potted his first goal of the season. He made a nice power move behind the net to curl around in front and was able to scoop the puck over Mikko Koskinen’s shoulder. He has struggled with confidence over the past season as he was not receiving any puck luck, but hopefully this changes things for him. Look for a potential breakout over the next month. Lucas Main

November 2019 – Jones was sent down to the AHL. He was playing a bottom six role with the Ducks and suffering from some major bad luck. He was snake bitten at the end of last season and was suffering from the same fate to start this season. He was getting his chances, but they just weren’t going in. He’ll re-discover his confidence in the minors and be called back up should the Ducks suffer an injury. Lucas Main

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

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
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

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Belle Tire 13U AAAT1EHL 13U18 11 1021 24|        
  Detroit Honeybaked QC Int PW5 3 47 10|        
 2011-2012 Honeybaked 13U AAAHPHL 13U19 13 1528 48|Playoffs3 4 26
  Honeybaked 13U AAAT1EHL 13U- - -- -|Playoffs5 3 47 14 
 2012-2013 Compuware 16U AAAHPHL 16U20 5 813 34|        
 2013-2014 Honeybaked 18U AAAHPHL 18U25 9 1322 123|        
 2014-2015 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL24 5 510 116|        
  U.S. National U17 TeamUSDP38 18 1028 189|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamUSDP2 0 00 0|        
  USA U17WHC-176 7 411 14|        
 2015-2016 London KnightsOHL63 28 2452 106|Playoffs6 1 12 23 
  London KnightsM-Cup4 2 24 8|        
 2016-2017 London KnightsOHL33 17 1936 65|Playoffs14 7 512 24 
  San Diego GullsAHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs9 1 12
 2017-2018 London KnightsOHL25 18 321 34|        
  Kingston FrontenacsOHL6 1 23 2|Playoffs9 3 14 28 
  USA U20WJC-207 1 12 2|        
 2018-2019 Anaheim DucksNHL30 2 35 14|        
  San Diego GullsAHL43 14 1529 50|Playoffs8 0 44 10 
 2019-2020 Anaheim DucksNHL59 8 412 36|        
  San Diego GullsAHL8 2 02 21|        
 2020-2021 Anaheim DucksNHL- - -- -|        

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