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A nimble defender who plays a tactical offensive game


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April 2021 – After playing a prominent role in his sophomore season with the National Champion UMass Minutemen, Zach Jones has signed an entry-level contract with the New York Rangers. It’s been reported that Jones will join the Rangers immediately, in turn, burning the first year of his contract. Although it’s unlikely that his immediately deployment will be favorable in terms of extensive offensive opportunity, Jones’ long-term future with the organization looks very bright. Considering the success that the organization has had with fostering development with NCAA alumni Adam Fox and K’andre Miller, Jones is poised to continue an extremely impressive trend. Brayden Olafson

January 2020 – The American defenseman had somewhat of a coming-out party at the 2020 WJC in the Czech Republic. Despite a disappointing finish for the red, white and blue, Jones surprised many by playing a relatively prominent role. He’s also having an excellent rookie season with UMass Amherst, giving the impression that he could be ready to sign an NHL contract prior to his Junior year with the Minutemen. As a recent third-round draft-pick, Jones’ value is climbing quickly from where it was only six months ago. Brayden Olafson

June 2019 – Jones was drafted by the New York Rangers in the third round of the 2019 Entry draft. He recently concluded a highly successful offensive campaign with the Tri-City Storm of the USHL and will attend UMass Amherst in the fall. He’s a nimble blueliner who takes his offense seriously. Brayden Olafson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth October 18, 2000
Height 5‘10”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 3; Overall: 68

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Richmond Generals 16U AAEJEPL 16U19 5 2328 4|Playoffs3 1 12
  East Coast Selects O U15WSI U157 3 14 2|        
 2015-2016 Team Red USA-S155 1 23 -|        
  Selects Academy 16U AAAUSPHL 16U22 1 56 4|Playoffs3 0 11
 2016-2017 Team Grey USA-S165 0 11 -|        
  Selects Academy 16U AAAUSPHL 16U6 0 33 2|Playoffs4 2 46
 2017-2018 Team Gold USA-S175 0 22 -|        
  Selects Academy 18U AAA18U AAA54 8 3745 28|        
  Selects Academy 18U AAAUSPHL 18U7 2 79 2|Playoffs