Monday, February 1, 2016

Condors Sign Ex Viper Forward Kellen Jones:

The  American Hockey League (AHL) Bakersfield Condors have signed former Vernon Vipers forward Kellen Jones to a Professional Try-Out Contract (PTO).

Just days after signing with the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Missouri Mavericks (September 24th 2015) Kellen Jones landed a try out with the American Hockey League (AHL) Bridgeport Sound Tigers (September 30th 2015) but was later released- ent back down to the Mavericks. In 16 games this season with the Mavericks Kellen has (4-goals-13-assists-17-points) & in 12 games with the Condors Jones has (1-goal-2-assists-3-points).

Kellen & his twin brother Connor played their first pro-season last year with two different teams in two different leagues. Connor & Kellen started last season with the American Hockey League (AHL) Oklahoma City Barons also spent time with the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Bakersfield Condors. The Condors moved to the AHL for the 2015-16 season. In 41 games last season with the Barons Connor collected (4-goals-6-assists-10-points) and in 27 games with the Condors picked up (10-goals-16-assists-26-points). In 48 games with the Barons Kellen collected (5-goals-9-assists-14-points) and in 27 games with the Condors recorded (7-goals-18-assists-25-points). After four years at Quinnipiac University, the Jones Twins signed their first pro contract with the Barons on April 3rd 2014. The Barons assigned Connor & Kellen to Bakersfield after Training camp last year before the pair went back and fourth between the ECHL & AHL. Connor & Kellen both played four years in Vernon (2006-2010). 

Kellen played in 154 regular season games with the Vipers collecting (39-goals-134-assists-173-points). Kellen is also the all-time franchise assists leader (regular season & playoffs) with 150. Kellen was drafted in Round 7 of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft #202 overall by the Edmonton Oilers.
This is posted on the Condors website:

Kellen Jones returns to Condorstown

November 23, 2015

in News & Releases by condors

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors announced today that the team has signed C Kellen Jones to a Professional Try-Out Contract (PTO). A PTO is valid for up to 25 games.

JONES – stats (25 years old, 5-10, 185 lbs., Montrose, British Columbia) •Third on the Missouri Mavericks in scoring with 17 points (4g-13a) in 16 games

•Tied for 9th in the ECHL in points, 3rd in assists

•Was under AHL contract with the Oilers last season, and posted 5g-9a-14pts in 48 AHL games with Oklahoma City in 2014-15

•Posted 7g-18a-25pts in 27 games as a rookie with ECHL Bakersfield in 2014-15

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