Saturday, May 7, 2016

Comets Sign Ex Viper Foward Kellen Jones:

The American Hockey League (AHL) Uitca Comets have signed former Vernon Vipers forward Kellen Jones.

Jones started the season with the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Missouri Mavericks after signing with the Mavericks on September 24th 2015, before landing a try out with the American Hockey League (AHL) Bridgeport Sound Tigers (September 30th 2015). The Sound Tigers released Jones, was sent back down to Missouri. Jones was loaned to the American Hockey League Bakersfield Condors before returning to the Mavericks February 17th 2016. In 23 games this season with the Mavericks Jones picked up (6-goals-19-assists-25-points) & in 12 games with the Condors Jones collected (1-goal-2-assists-3-points).

After four years at Quinnipiac University, Jones signed his first pro contract with the American Hockey League (AHL) Oklahoma City Barons on April 3rd 2014. Jones spent last season playing in both the AHL & ECHL with Oklahoma City & Bakersfield. 

Jones played four years in Vernon (2006-2010) playing in 154 regular season games with the Vipers collecting (39-goals-134-assists-173-points). Jones is also the all-time franchise assists leader (regular season & playoffs) with 150. Jones was drafted in Round 7 of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft #202 overall by the Edmonton Oilers.

This is posted on the Comets website:

Comets Sign Kellen Jones

Mar 3, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has signed forward Kellen Jones to a professional tryout contract (PTO).

Earlier this season, Jones recorded three points (1-2-3) in 12 games for the Bakersfield Condors. The Montrose, BC native also collected 25 points (6-19-25) in 23 games for the Missouri Mavericks of the ECHL.  Last season Jones posted 15 points (5-10-15) in 49 games for the Oklahoma City Barons, as well as three points (2-1-3) in 10 Calder Cup Playoff games. One of his two playoff goals came against the Comets in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals that needed four overtime periods to decide a winner.                            
Jones was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the seventh round (202 overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Level Draft. His twin brother, Connor, is currently a member of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  The two played their collegiate hockey together at Quinnipiac University (2010-14).

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