Sunday, April 2, 2017

New York Islanders Recall Ex Viper Jones:

The New York Islanders have recalled former Vernon Vipers forward Connor Jones.

Jones is in his second season with the American Hockey League (AHL) Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

The Islanders signed Jones to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract on February 22, 2017.

After four years at Quinnipiac University Jones signed his first pro contract along with twin brother Kellen with the American Hockey League (AHL) Oklahoma City Barons April 3rd 2014. Connor has spent the past two seasons playing with three teams in three different leagues. (ECHL-Bakersfield Condors, AHL-Oklahoma City Barons & the AHL-Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Connor played In 163 regular season games with the Vipers collecting (80-goals-118-assists-198-points) Connor also is the Vipers all-time franchise points leader (regular season & playoffs) with 228 & all-time franchise goals leader (regular season & playoffs) with 95.

Connor Jones Player Profile:

This is posted on the Islanders website:

Islanders Recall Jones

Third-year forward earns first career NHL recall

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

April 1st, 2017

The New York Islanders announced today that forward Connor Jones has been recalled from loan from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.

Jones, 26, has played 56 games with the Sound Tigers this season, recording 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) with a plus-8 rating. The third-year pro also played in 51 games with the Sound Tigers last season, scoring 13 points (six goals, seven assists). He appeared in three Calder Cup Playoff games with Bridgeport in 2016.

The Islanders signed Jones to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract on February 22, 2017.

A native of Trail, BC, Jones split his first professional season between the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL) and Bakersfield Condors (ECHL) in 2014-15. The 5'9, 180-pound forward registered 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 41 regular-season games and three goals in 10 playoff contests with Oklahoma City.

Jones played four seasons at Quinnipiac University, logging 129 points (49 goals, 80 assists) and 151 penalty minutes in 153 games with the Bobcats.

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