On Wednesday, the Blue Jackets acquired defenseman Seth Jones from the Nashville Predators. A native of Arlington, Texas, Jones was selected by Nashville fourth overall during the 2013 NHL Draft.
In his short career, the 21-year-old blueliner has proved to be a solid two-way player, contributing both offensively and defensively, and has recorded 63 points in 201 career NHL games.
And since we’re on a numbers kick, let’s dive in and take a look at some of Jones’ stats:
15 – Jones scored 15 career NHL goals in his three seasons (2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16) with the Predators. With the second half of the 2015-16 campaign kicking off, Jones will have plenty of time and opportunity in a bigger role with the Blue Jackets.
48 – He’s added 48 career NHL assists.
2015-16 season stats:
40 – Jones laced up for all 40 games for Nashville.
11 – He scored one goal and added 10 assists for 11 points.
19:38 – Jones’ average TOI per game. That number was good enough for fourth best on the Predators.
Here are Jones’ stats from the 2014-15 season:
82 – Jones played in all 82 games for the Predators.
27 – He scored eight goals and added 19 assists for a total of 27 points.
19:52 – Jones’ average TOI per game last season.
Now let’s take a look at Jones’ numbers during the 2014-15 playoffs:
4 – Jones notched four assists in the postseason for Nashville. He was tied with Mike Ribeiro for most assists during the team’s playoff run.
28:02 – In six total playoff games, Jones’ average ice time per night was nearly 30 minutes. To put that into perspective, Roman Josi’s numbers: 31:36 TOI/avg and Mattias Ekholm: 26:24 TOI/avg. Jones was second to only Josi for average ice time per night.
And, last but not least, some random facts and figures:
3 – Jones will wear No. 3 for the Blue Jackets. He was born on Oct. 3, 1994.
5 – Jones spent five years with the U.S. National Team Development Program before being drafted and then playing one season with the Portland Winterhawks (WHL).