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ALL-AMERICAN PROSPECTS GAME PROFILE: SETH JONES

Highly-touted defenseman Seth Jones kicks off our series profiling the top players in the AAPG

Friday, 09.7.2012 / 2:26 PM ET / Features
By Kevin Snow  - Sabres.com (@kwsnow)
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ALL-AMERICAN PROSPECTS GAME PROFILE: SETH JONES
Seth Jones (Photo: Portland Winterhawks)

D - SETH JONES

Position: Defense

Height: 6-3 (191)

Weight: 205 (93)

Shoots: Right

Date of Birth: 10/3/94

Hometown: Plano, Texas

2012-13 Team: Portland Winterhawks (WHL)


INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS:

2012:

  • Took part in the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.
    • Had one assists in three games
  • Member of the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team that won its fourth consecutive gold medal at the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation U18 Men’s World Championship in Brn, Czech Republic
    • Named one of Team USA’s top three players
    • Notched three goals and five assists in six games
  • Part of the U.S. National Under-18 Team that skated ta third-place finish at the Five Nations Tournament in Pori, Finland
    • Skated in four games contributing one assist

2011:

  • Member of the U.S. National Under-18 Team that captured the 2011 Four Nations title in Monthey, Switzerland
    • Played in four games, registering twassists
  • Took part in the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.
    • Logged two assists in six games
  • Member of the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team that won its third consecutive gold medal at the 2011 IIHF U18 Men’s World Championship in Crimmitschau and Dresden, Germany
    • Youngest member of Team USA was second among U.S. defensemen with three assists in six games
  • Member of the U.S. National Under-17 Team that captured the 2011 Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament title in Piestany, Slovakia
    • Collected twassists in three games
  • Part of the U.S. National Under-17 Team that finished second at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Portage La Prairie and Winnipeg, Man.
    • Tallied a goal and an assists in six games

2010:

  • On the U.S. National Under-17 Team that placed first at the 2010 Four Nations Cup in Woodridge, Ill.
    • Scored once and added three assists in four games

USA HOCKEY - NTDP:

2011-12:

  • Played for the U.S. National Under-18 Team, part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, that competed in the United States Hockey League and against Division I and Division III college opponents and international teams
    • Served as c-captain of the Under-18 Team
    • Netted five goals and earned 18 assists trank second among Under-18 Team defensemen
    • Scored the game-winning tally on Dec. 10 against ChicagRecorded multi-assist performances against Omaha (Sept. 22, 2012) and Des Moines (Oct. 22, 2012)
    • Had a three game point streak (2-2) from March 7-11, 2012

2010-11:

  • Played for the U.S. National Under-17 Team, part of USA Hockey’s NTDP, that competed in the USHL and against international teams.
    • Served as co-captain of the Under-17 Team
    • Led Under-17 Team defensemen with 21 points (4-17) in 37 games
  • Skated in 20 games for the U.S. National Under-18 Team
    • Tallied 10 assists

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Son of Ronald and Amy Jones
  • Father, Ron (better known as “Popeye”), played 11 seasons in the National Basketball Association with six different teams and currently serves as an assistant coach with the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets
  • Skated with the Dallas Stars midget program prior to joining USA Hockey’s NTDP

STATISTICS:

YEAR TEAM GP G A
PTS PIM
2011-12 U.S. National Under-18 Team 52 8 23 31 18
2010-11 U.S. National Under-17 Team 37 4 17 21 24
U.S. National Under-18 Team 20 0 10 10 8
NTDP TOTALS 109 12 50 62 50


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