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BLOG: Caleb Jones looks to carve own identity

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers

Caleb Jones couldn't help but be awestruck when he walked into the Oilers dressing room for the first time yesterday.

“I was walking into the locker room for the first time, getting my equipment fitted and I sat down in the stall and I looked around, thinking ‘it’s the Edmonton Oilers’ it’s one of the greatest organizations ever,” Jones exclaimed, adding that his experience so far at camp has been nothing but positive.

“It’s been great so far. It’s been an exciting Development Camp. Two days after the draft was a quick turnaround for me but I’m excited to be here and I’m learning a lot already from the organization.”

The brother of Nashville Predators defenceman Seth Jones added that being selected in the same draft as Connor McDavid is something he'll always hold onto.

“You’ve just got to show up and work hard every day,” Jones continued. “He’s a great player and he’s going to play in the league for years to come. It’s pretty cool being drafted (with him). You’ll always be remembered as being part of the Connor McDavid Draft Class with the Edmonton Oilers.”

Jones also added that he was looking forward to building camaraderie with McDavid and his other future NHL teammates.

“It’s a team. You really become a team here and it builds up to when you get to the big leagues. I see a lot of guys like Nurse who have been here for awhile and they’re good friends. I think over time you start to be around each other every day like that, you start to become friends and it gets a lot easier.”

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