North American Skater
United States
Seth
Jones
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 205
LAST CLUB TEAM: Portland, WHL
BIRTHDATE: October 3, 1994
MID RANK: 1
HOMETOWN: Frisco, TX
FINAL RANK: 1
BORN IN: Arlington, TX, USA
• He was third among Western Hockey League defensemen in the 2013 playoffs with 15 points (5-10--15) in 21 games as Portland captured the WHL championship, earning a trip to the 2013 Memorial Cup.

• In 2012-13, Jones led all Western Hockey League rookie defensemen with 56 points (14-42--56) and a plus-46 rating in 61 games, helping Portland lead the league with 57 wins (57-12-1-2). He was named WHL Rookie of the Year and CHL Top Prospect of the Year for his outstanding season.

• A three-time gold medalist, Jones captured gold as the youngest member of Team USA at the 2013 World Junior Championship, recording seven points (1-6--7) and a plus-8 rating. In 2012, he captained the Under-18 team to gold at the World Championship (he also won in 2011), finishing second in team scoring with eight points (3-5--8).

• He is the son of former NBA player, Ronald “Popeye” Jones, who played 11 seasons with Dallas, Toronto, Boston, Denver, Washington and Golden State and served as an assistant coach of the Brooklyn Nets in 2012-13. His younger brother, Caleb, also a defenseman, was selected by Portland in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.

• He started skating at six when he became a fan of the Colorado Avalanche. His first hockey team was the Littleton Hawks Squirt AA and he split his minor hockey between Colorado and Dallas.

• A little-known fact is that his first name is Jared: “I go by my middle name, Seth, because I liked it better when I was younger.”

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FAVORITES

NHL team: Detroit Red Wings
NHL player: Pavel Datsyuk
Shootout move: “Backhand, forehand, quick top shelf shot”
Goal celebration: “Stick in air”
Video game: MLB 2K12
Movie: Law Abiding Citizen
TV show: Modern Family
Actors: Gerard Butler & Denzel Washington
Website: YouTube
Pump-up song: Clarity by Zedd
Restaurant: The Keg
Sport (other than hockey): Basketball
Breakfast food: Eggs, Bacon, Potatoes, Toast
Superhero: Batman