The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have recalled 6'2", 200-pound defenseman Randy Jones from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, according to General Manager Bob Clarke. Jones will travel to Washington, D.C. today and be available to play tonight in the Flyers-Capitals game at the MCI Center. Jones will wear uniform number #29.
Jones, 24, posted an assist in two games for the Flyers this season. In 12 games with the Phantoms, Jones has registered two assists and 40 penalty minutes. He missed 21 games, from November 11 through December 28, recovering from an abdominal injury. He has appeared in seven career NHL games over two seasons with the Flyers (2003-04 and 2005-06), recording one assist.
A native of Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Jones recorded five goals and 19 assists for 24 points and 32 penalty minutes in 69 regular season games for the Phantoms last season. He added five assists and 10 penalty minutes in 18 playoff games as the Phantoms captured the 2005 Calder Cup Championship.
During the 2003-04 season, Jones was scoreless in five games with the Flyers and posted 32 points (8G,24A) and 63 penalty minutes in 55 games for the Phantoms. He was named Phantoms' Rookie of the Year for the 2003-04 season. He was signed as free agent by the Flyers on July 24, 2003, after playing two seasons for Clarkson University. He was named to the ECAC First All-Star Team following the 2002-03 season.