The Lethbridge Hurricanes announced that they have acquired 20-year-old forward Zane Jones from the Everett Silvertips in exchange for a fourth round draft pick in 2015.
Jones, the nephew of former Calgary Flames Captain Lanny McDonald, will add size, grit and scoring touch to the Hurricanes top six forwards. The Olds, AB, product is a three year veteran of the Western Hockey League spending time with the Silvertips, Calgary Hitmen and Victoria Royals.
In 192 career WHL games, Jones has collected 104 points (48g-56a) along with 183 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating. He also has seven points (3g-4a) in 26 WHL playoff games.
Last year split between Calgary and Everett, the 6’3, 210-pound winger tallied a total of 28 points (13g-15a) with 68 penalty minutes and a plus-15. His career high came in the 2012/13 season when in 69 games he scored 21 goals and 44 points with Calgary.
With the acquisition, the Hurricanes currently have four 20-year-old’s on the roster. The others are forward Riley Sheen and defenseman Nick Walters and Tyler Bell. League rules only permits you to carry three overage skaters, however, the ‘Canes have until October 14th to decide what three overagers they will carry as that is the cut-down date.
Hurricanes Press Release:
Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes added size and skill to their roster with the acquisition of Zane Jones from the Everett Silvertips for a 4th round Bantam pick in 2015.
The 20-year old from Olds, began his WHL career with the Victoria Royals then played for the Calgary Hitmen before being traded to Everett just prior to the WHL’s trade deadline last season.
At 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, Lethbridge Hurricanes General Manager, Brad Robson not only likes size, but his ability to score. “He’s an experienced WHL players that will add size to our left wing and he’ll complement our skilled guys. He’s a big, strong, power forward who also has playoff experience, and we expect him to be a 50 point guy with our team.”
Jones put up career best totals in goals, assists and points with Calgary in 2012-2013 when he registered 44 points (21G, 23A) in 69 games. In 192 career WHL games, Jones has 48 goals and 56 assists for 104 points to go along with a plus-11 plus/minus rating and 183 penalty minutes.