|Kellen Jones (left) and Connor Jones (right) were Hobey Baker Award finalists.
The Oklahoma City Barons have signed forwards Connor Jones and Kellen Jones to amateur tryout contracts, General Manager Bill Scott announced today. The pair have also signed AHL standard player contracts for the 2014-15 season. The twin brothers hail from Montrose, British Columbia and competed collegiately at Quinnipiac University.
Kellen was selected in the seventh round (202nd overall) by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
He appeared in 40 games as a senior, scoring 42 points with 18 goals and 24 assists. He had a +12 plus-minus rating. He became the 21st player in Quinnipiac’s Division I history to reach the 100-point mark, and 35th all-time, after finishing his career with 54 goals and 71 assists for a total of 125 points in 157 games played.
Kellen appeared in 43 games for the Bobcats as a junior. He was third on the team with 13 goals and 14 assists. His five points in the NCAA Tournament ranked eighth among all participants. He had three game winners on the year and finished with a +10 plus-minus rating. He scored a goal in the Bobcats’ NCAA Frozen Four semifinal win over St. Cloud State. Quinnipiac finished national runner-up to Yale. He was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team.
Connor appeared in 40 games as a senior and had 38 points with 15 goals and 23 assists. He also posted a +15 plus-minus rating. He became the 20th player in Quinnipiac’s Division I history to reach the 100-point mark, and 34th all-time, after finishing his career with 49 goals and 80 assists for a total of 129 points in 156 games played.
Connor played 37 games as a junior and was second on the team with six power play goals. He finished the season with 12 goals and 14 assists. He led the team with five game-winning goals. He also had three assists and one goal during the Bobcats’ NCAA Tournament run. Connor was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team.
The brothers were each nominated for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as seniors. They were named the team’s Co-Most Valuable Players as sophomores. Connor was named to the ECAC second team and chosen as Rookie of the Year by his teammates as a freshman.