Seth Jones RUMORS & NEWS

  • Predators Seth Jones, Craig Smith endorse new coach

    Tennessean "Predators defenseman Seth Jones was pointed and direct. When asked whether he enjoys playing for Peter Laviolette, Jones — a blueliner on Laviolette's Team USA World Championship squad — gave a ringing endorsement. "He has been great," Jones said of the recently hired Predators coach. "He's..." May 15

  • Preds think Jones will return from injury on Saturday

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Nashville Predators are probably just playing out the string at this point – at least if you believe Sports Club Stats, which gives them zero chance of making the playoffs – but that isn’t stopping them from letting players like Seth Jones return from injuries. Their 2013 first-rounder..." April 05

  • Seth Jones (concussion-like symptoms) to miss first game of season

    Pro Hockey Talk "No rookie has played more than Seth Jones this year but tonight, the Preds’ defenseman will miss his first game of the season due to concussion-like symptoms. Jones, 19, suffered the injury during Sunday’s win over Chicago following a heavy hit into the boards. He left after playing just 5:48..." March 25

  • Rookie Seth Jones learning on the fly for the Nashville Predators

    Calgary Herald "It’s harmless. Intriguing. And sometimes even illuminating. Simply single out a youngster in the National Hockey League — then try to predict his evolution. As in, who will he become? Sean Monahan, for instance, has already been likened to Jonathan Toews, Brent Sutter, Ron Francis, Brad..." January 15

  • Predators' Seth Jones 'lucky', expects to play against Bruins

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators rookie defenseman Seth Jones expects to be in the lineup Monday when his team faces the visiting Boston Bruins. Jones sustained a cut near his left eye when he was hit in the face by a deflected puck during the Predators’ game Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens. “I..." December 23

  • Maturity helps Predators' Jones navigate life as rookie

    NHL.com "Rookie defenseman Seth Jones has had his share of ups and downs this season. That's expected of a 19-year-old player not accustomed to the wear and tear of a full season in the National Hockey League. Make no mistake, there have been more positive moments than forgettable ones for Jones, but..." November 11

  • Barry Trotz says Seth Jones has shown he belongs at NHL level

    Tennessean "Predators coach Barry Trotz didn’t waiver when asked whether defenseman Seth Jones could be sent back to his junior team for the 2013-14 season. “Unless we make some deals or something like that I think he’s here for good” Trotz said. “I think that’s our commitment. He’s proven that at this..." October 02

  • Seth Jones signs entry-level contract with Predators

    NHL.com "The Nashville Predators on Wednesday signed defenseman Seth Jones, their top pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract. Jones, 18, was selected with the No. 4 pick and has been attending the Predators development camp this week. "Obviously, I'm going to have to..." July 10

  • Signs point to Panthers selecting D Seth Jones with 2nd pick

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Seth Jones, ranked as the top North American draft prospect by the NHL's Central Scouting Bureau, has never been to Florida, so when the son of former NBA forward Popeye Jones was asked what he associates Miami with, his immediate response was predictable. "Miami Heat,'' Jones said Friday..." June 29

  • Diversity increasing, minorities shifting NHL demographics

    Buffalo News "Seth Jones remembers the toughest part of wanting to play hockey as a child. “Convincing my dad,” he said. “He probably wasn’t too happy at the time.” Hockey represented a culture shock for Jones’ father, Popeye. He was a black NBA player who grew up far from ice rinks in northwest..." June 27

  • MacKinnon tops Bob McKenzie's final draft rankings

    TSN.ca "In an NHL season of wild momentum swings and dramatic finishes -- see Game 7 of Toronto-Boston and Game 6 of Chicago-Boston -- perhaps we shouldn't be surprised the race for No. 1 in the NHL draft has been a wild ride of its own, with a series of entertaining twists and turns. Halifax Moosehead..." June 26

  • Avalanche to pass on Seth Jones to take forward, Joe Sakic says

    Denver Post "If the Avalanche keeps the top pick in the June 30 NHL draft, it won't take the formerly presumptive candidate, defenseman Seth Jones. After a week of internal meetings, Avalanche brass came to a conclusion: Jones won't be their pick. Instead, it could be any one of three forwards: Nathan..." June 19

  • Price is steep for top picks in NHL draft

    CBC Sports "So this is what we are learning about the upcoming NHL draft: If you want to move into the Top 4, prepare to give up your first-born child. The Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche refuse to confirm it, but the source is excellent: Flames general manager Jay Feaster recently made a bold move,..." June 17

  • Shores look familiar to Seth Jones

    Denver Post "Seth Jones grew up playing youth hockey in Littleton with brothers Nick and Quentin Shore, and later with Quentin for the U.S. development program in Ann Arbor, Mich. Jones and Quentin were roommates for two years while playing for the 17-under and 18-under American all-star teams. If the..." June 16

  • 2013 NHL Draft Prospects Final Big Board: Seth Jones is No. 1

    CBSSports.com "The 2013 NHL Entry Draft is now just weeks away. To get you ready for the draft, I've compiled a top 60 rankings compiled based on my personal viewings of each prospect, either in person or on video, and input from NHL and junior scouts. This was an incredibly difficult list to make based on..." June 14

  • Thanks to terrific trio, Avalanche facing difficult draft decision

    Denver Post "The first name called in the NHL entry draft June 30 in Newark, N.J., is certain to be one of three North American players: Seth Jones, Nath- an MacKinnon or Jonathan Drouin. From a standpoint of need, Jones, unquestionably the top defenseman available, is the guy for the Avalanche, which has the..." June 07

  • Jones finishes in top spot in Craig Button's draft rankings

    TSN.ca "While Halifax Moosehead forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin grabbed the spotlight with their championship-winning performance at the Memorial Cup, TSN Scout Craig Button believes Seth Jones is still the best blue-chipper going into this month's NHL Draft. The Portland Winterhawks..." June 04

  • MacKinnon moves back ahead of Jones in ISS draft rankings

    TSN.ca "The performance of Halifax Mooseheads centre Nate MacKinnon at the Memorial Cup vaulted him into top spot in the International Scouting Services (ISS) NHL Draft Guide on Tuesday. MacKinnon traded places with Portland Winterhawks defenceman Seth Jones, whose team lost to the Mooseheads in..." May 28

  • Memorial Cup: Nathan MacKinnon, Seth Jones rivalry fun while it lasted

    Toronto Star "It won’t matter if they’re ready or if it’s the right thing to do. Both Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones will be in the NHL next season as 18-year-olds because that’s what happens pretty much every year now. The last No. 1 pick in the entry draft not to immediately play in the NHL was Erik..." May 26

  • Star defenseman Seth Jones obvious first pick by Avalanche

    Denver Post "The Memorial Cup championship game is Sunday night in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and, yes, there will be Avalanche scouts in attendance. And, almost certainly, new Avs coach Patrick Roy and every other member of the team's front office will at least be tuning in on TV. The top three prospects in..." May 26

  • Likely top pick Jones projects as complete package

    NHL.com "Here's what we know about Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones. He's not only No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for the 2013 NHL Draft, but was regarded as the consensus first pick in three mock drafts conducted by NHL.com staffers. We also know..." May 22

  • Memorial Cup: Top prospects abound at exceptional tournament

    Toronto Star "In most years, scouts and hockey executives flock to the site of the Memorial Cup to observe players they’ve already drafted, rather than players they hope to draft. Veteran teams filled with 19- and 20-year-olds tend to win this tournament, after all, not those led by 17-year-old stars with..." May 22

  • Avalanche scout: No. 1 pick “open” for Avalanche

    Denver Post "So about Seth Jones being a lock to be the No. 1 pick on June 30 by the Avalanche… I talked with the team’s chief scout, Rick Pracey, today and he said reports of Jones being the prohibitive favorite to be the pick are extremely premature – and might be proven wrong. “The No. 1 spot, it’s..." May 21

  • MacKinnon steals show in battle with Portland, Jones

    NHL.com "Nathan MacKinnon showed once again why he's the top offensive player available for the 2013 NHL Draft. The Halifax Mooseheads center, No. 2 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for this year's draft, showcased his full offensive arsenal, scoring a second-period hat..." May 19

  • Mooseheads’ MacKinnon ready for Nathan vs. Seth showdown at Memorial Cup

    MetroNews Canada "As Saturday quickly approaches, Nathan MacKinnon needn’t be reminded about the escalating hype. All eyes will be on the Halifax Mooseheads’ blue-chipper and the Portland Winterhawks’ stud defenceman Seth Jones when the widely predicted No.1 and No.2 NHL draft picks clash at the Memorial Cup in..." May 14

  • Seth Jones is one cool customer

    Edmonton Journal "Seth Jones, the best junior hockey player on the planet, finished up his chat with a couple of TV guys, one local scribe and the Portland Winterhawks’ website staff outside the team’s dressing room Tuesday morning, looking relaxed and well-turned out in a nice blue suit and open-necked black..." May 08

  • Seth Jones ready for life as possible No. 1 NHL draft pick of Avs

    Denver Post "Seth Jones knows his story is irresistible to media who like things in neat little boxes. And the boxes in his story come gift-wrapped. • Jones is the son of a former NBA player and could become the first pick in the NHL draft — the first African-American to go No. 1 in hockey. • He learned to..." May 06

  • Seth Jones looks like real deal to me

    Denver Post "What a day. My first full day ever in Portland couldn’t have been much better. I got to see much of the city, got to experience some of its finer places, including a doughnut place everybody told me to go to called Voodoo Doughnuts. The maple bacon doughnut was as good as advertised. Best of all,..." May 04

  • Long route back to Edmonton for Portland Winterhawks defenceman Seth Jones

    Edmonton Sun "When Seth Jones signed on with the WHL Portland Winterhawks to be trained in the alleged greatest junior hockey league in the world he was expecting to play in Edmonton long before May. “I was supposed to play in the world junior in Edmonton last year but I was injured in an exhibition game..." May 04

  • Seth Jones among top prospects who await worst NHL teams

    USA Today "The Florida Panthers are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. But they own a three-point lead in the equally important Seth Jones sweepstakes. Going into Tuesday's games they had the NHL's lowest point total of 32, but the Colorado Avalanche, Carolina Hurricanes, Calgary Flames, Tampa..." May 04

  • How Columbus Blue Jackets could end up with both Seth Jones and Nathan MacKinnon

    Toronto Star "Monday was a disappointing night for the Columbus Blue Jackets. And they didn’t play. No player was injured stepping off a curb or caught drunk and disorderly. Ownership didn’t throw the keys on Gary Bettman’s desk. What went wrong, however, was that the L.A. Kings spanked the Nashville..." May 04

  • Button's Mock Draft Has Avalanche Taking Seth Jones

    TSN.ca "With the order now set for the first 14 picks in the 2013 NHL Draft, it's time to start dreaming up where the next crop of NHL stars will land. TSN Scout Craig Button has already completed his first mock draft based on the results of Monday's Draft Lottery and has predicted the Colorado..." May 02