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By The Numbers: Seth Jones to Columbus

by Katie Foglia / Columbus Blue Jackets

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).

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