EDMONTON, AB - Mr. Jones.
After getting the stamp of approval from Bakersfield Condors Head Coach Jay Woodcroft on Monday, Caleb Jones put together his second straight quality outing, scoring two goals and two assists against the NAIT/MacEwan All-Stars in the Oilers Rookies' 9-1 victory on Tuesday.
Jones' performance has resulted in three goals, six points and a whole lot of confidence as he heads into this week's Oilers Main Camp. The rearguard, however, isn't concerned about his stat line.
"It's not really necessarily about the numbers," Jones said post-game. "You want to make sure your game - your defensive game - is on par. That was a big part of the third period. I was trying to make sure that I wasn't playing the score or doing things that wouldn't work in Oilers Main Camp.
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"That was a big thing for me, making sure my defensive game is sound."
The 2015 fourth-round selection orchestrated a beautiful tally on his first of two on Tuesday. The blueliner caught a pass from Tyler Benson within the offensive zone then proceeded to patiently outwait goaltender Marc-Olivier Daigle as he was out of position, sounding the goal horn with a wraparound.
"Benny made a great pass," said Jones of the goal. "I was surprised he got it to me. It was right on the money. He made another one to me the other night, so he keeps finding me I guess (laughing). I just got my head up and saw that he was sliding. I knew if I could just wait it out I would have a wide-open net and it happened to go in."