The Anaheim Ducks have signed left wing Max Jones to a three-year entry-level contract, the team announced on Friday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
— Max Jones (@Jones_Max19) August 26, 2016
Jones, 18, was selected by the Ducks 24th overall at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft after completing his first season with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. During the 2015-16 regular season, Jones skated in 63 games and tallied 28 goals and 52 points and was a finalist for OHL Rookie of the Year after tying for second among the league’s rookies in goals. He also helped the Knights to the OHL championship and the 2016 Memorial Cup title.
A native of Rochester, Michigan, Jones was previously a member of the United States National Development Program U-17 and U-18 teams and was a member of Team USA’s silver-medal winning team at the 2014 Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
At 6’3″, 205-pounds, Jones has shown signs of being a strong power forward who does not shy away from the physical game at the junior level and will be working to develop his skill-set to play with the Ducks in the future.
Steven is a lawyer and writer with a passion for the game of hockey. He’s the Lead Writer covering the Tampa Bay Lightning with THW. He’s also been press credentialed through the Lightning since 2016. His work has been published at The Fourth Period, LightningInsider.com, Bolt Prospects, The Sports Daily Network, U.S. College Hockey Online and College Hockey News. He’s had radio appearances on TSN 690 in Montreal, Lightning Power Play Live and multiple podcasts to give insight and analysis on the team. He can be reached on Twitter @StevenDiOssi and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.