The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have signed 6'2", 201-pound defenseman Randy Jones to a two-year contract extension, according to club Assistant General Manager Paul Holmgren. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.
"Randy, like Freddy (Meyer), is in his third year and we feel like he has developed nicely and is very deserving of this new contract extension," said Holmgren in making the announcement. "He has worked hard and is a solid two-way defenseman. We look forward to having him in our fold over the next few years."
"The first word I think of is thrilling," said Jones. "I am extremely excited. There is no better situation for me than being in Philadelphia. I love the city and I love playing here and love playing in front of the Philly fans."
Jones, 24, has recorded six assists and eight penalty minutes in 17 games for the Flyers this season. He has also posted two assists and 40 penalty minutes in 13 games for the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, this season. In two NHL seasons with the Flyers (2003-04 and 2005-06), Jones has registered six assists and eight penalty minutes in 22 career regular season games.
In parts of three seasons with the Phantoms (2003-04 through 2005-06), Jones has registered 13 goals and 45 assists for 58 points and 135 penalty minutes in 137 regular season games. He posted five assists and 10 penalty minutes in 18 playoff games as the Phantoms won the 2005 Calder Cup Championship.
After playing two years at Clarkson University (2001-02 and 2002-03), Jones signed as a free agent with the Flyers on July 24, 2003. In 67 games with the Golden Knights, Jones registered 22 goals and 31 assists for 53 points and 97 penalty minutes. As a sophomore, he was named to the ECAC First All-Star Team after becoming the first Golden Knight defenseman to lead the team in scoring (33 points in 33 games). As a freshman, he was named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team.