BRIDGEPORT, CT – The New York Islanders announced they have signed forward Connor Jones to a one-year, two-way contract.
The 26-year-old forward out of Trail, British Columbia made his National Hockey League debut with the New York Islanders during the 2016-17 campaign, appearing in four of the final five games. Jones appeared in 58 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, scoring five goals, and chipping in 14 assists for 19 points.
For his career, Jones has skated in 155 games in the American Hockey League with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and the Oklahoma City Barons, scoring 15 goals and receiving 27 assists for 42 points. In addition, Jones played in 27 games with the Bakersfield Condors in the ECHL during the 2014-15 season, scoring 10 goals and adding 16 assists for 26 points.
Prior to turning pro, Jones played for four years for the Vernon Vipers in the BCHL (British Columbia Hockey League) appearing in 163 games scoring 80 goals and receiving 126 assists for 206 points. He went on the play for the Quinnipiac University Bobcats in the NCAA college ECAC conference. Jones skated in 153 games with the Bobcats scoring 49 goals and registering 80 assists for 129 points. He was alternate captain during his junior and senior year with the university.
Jones’ twin brother Kellen both have played together throughout their professional career. They will turn 27-years-old on August 16th.
The Islanders and Sound Tigers have re-signed goaltender Christopher Gibson, forward Josh Holmstrom, Travis St. Denis and defenseman Kane Lafranchise are just some of the signings for the 2017-18 season.
The Sound Tigers will kickoff their 2017-18 year when they take on the Binghamton Devils at Floyd L. Marines Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, October 7 and will have their home opener at Webster Bank Arena on Saturday, October 21 against the Laval Rocket.
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