COYOTES RECALL JONES FROM SAN ANTONIO
GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Michael Barnett announced today that the Coyotes have recalled defenseman Matt Jones from the San Antonio Rampage - the Coyotes' top minor league affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Jones, 22, has registered two assist and 14 penalty minutes (PIM) in 15 games with the Coyotes this season. The 6-foot, 215-pound blueliner has been called up to the Coyotes on four occasions this season. Jones recorded his first NHL point on Jan. 14 with an assist in the Coyotes' 4-3 win at Toronto.
In 52 games with San Antonio this season, Jones has collected 1-10-11 and 44 PIM. Earlier this season, the native of Downers Grove, Illinois was named to the PlanetUSA AHL All-Star Team for the 2006 AHL All-Star Classic.
Jones was drafted by the Coyotes (3rd round, 80th overall) in the 2002 Entry Draft.