Jones, 23 (6/14/84), recorded 49 points (31-18=49) and 83 penalty minutes (PIM) in 42 games this season leading the RedHawks in goals, points and PIM. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound forward added seven game-winning goals and 11 power play tallies and ranked second in the NCAA in goals and tied for seventh in scoring. The Chatham, Ontario native is one of three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, presented annually to the top men's college hockey player, as he helped lead the RedHawks to a 33-8-1 record and a school best 33 wins before losing to Boston College 4-3 in overtime in the NCAA’s Northeast Regional Final March 30. He finished his career second on Miami’s all-time goal scoring list and never missed a game during his four-year collegiate career, serving as team captain the last two seasons.
Jones was selected by Minnesota in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He will be assigned to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL) and will wear sweater #10 with the Aeros. As per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
* * * RYAN JONES’ CAREER STATISTICS * * *
Season Club League GP G A PTS PIM
2004-05 Miami CCHA 38 8 7 15 79
2005-06 Miami CCHA 39 22 13 35 72
2006-07 Miami CCHA 42 29 19 48 88
2007-08 Miami CCHA 42 31 18 49 83
CCHA TOTALS 161 90 57 147 322