Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Ex Vernon Viper Jones Announces Retirement:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Connor Jones has announced his retirement.

Here is the press release from wane.com,

Komets’ Connor Jones announces retirement | WANE 15

Here is the tweet from Connor Jones twitter account,

Connor Jones on Twitter: "🥹 it’s been everything I’ve ever known, thank you hockey, and thank you to everyone who’s supported me! Best job ever. https://t.co/GTaBY8EMif" / Twitter

Connor Jones twin brother Kellen Jones retired a few days prior to Connor Jones retiring.

Connor Jones played the 2021-22 season with the ECHL Fort Wayne Komets. The Komets signed Jones August 30th 2021. In 52 games last season, Jones collected (10-goals-29-assists-39-points). 

Before joining the Komets last season, Jones played the 2020-21 season in Sweden with Vasterviks IK, a professional hockey team from Vasterviks, Sweden that play in the Swedish Ice Hockey League. 

Jones played in the ECHL & American Hockey League from 2014-2019 before playing hockey in Sweden in 2019.

Jones played four years at Quinnipiac University from 2010-2014 before signing his first professional contract with the American Hockey League Oklahoma City Barons April 3rd 2014. Jones signed a one year-two way contract with the New York Islanders February 22nd 2017. Jones made his NHL/Islanders debut April 1st 2017 vs the Buffalo Sabres. Jones only played one game with the Islanders.

Jones played three seasons in Vernon from 2007-2010. In 163 games with the Vipers, Jones collected (80-goals-118-assists-198-points). Jones is 6th on the franchise all-time goals list with 80, is 7th on the franchise all-time assists list with 118 and 6th on the franchise all-time points list with 198.

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