Name: Seth Jones, #3
Birthplace: Arlington, Texas
Age: 21, born 10/3/94
Height/Weight: 6 ft 4 in/ 208 lbs
What he has going for him:
In 41 games with the Blue Jackets, after the blockbuster trade that send Ryan Johansen to the Predators, Jones racked up 20 points (2 goals, 18 assists) giving him a 31 point season combining his time with both clubs.He also has the ability to bolster the CBJ power play (9 pp assists last year). His athleticism, length, and pairing with Ryan Murray have CBJ fans drooling over what could be this season.
What he has going against him:
There is a heavy weight of expectation for Jones to play like a premiere defender, and quick. At only 21 years old, and though he has seemed cool under pressure, lofty expectations could become frustration if he is not able to produce on an expedited development schedule.
Prediction for this season:
Murray and Seth Jones on the same line is the most exciting defensive pairing the CBJ have ever had. If they can continue to develop (and quickly), they can be a big part of helping the Jackets sneak into the playoff party. Yes, this is the exact same prediction from the Murray profile. Yes, it is still true. Jones may have more breakout potential this season than Murray.
’16-’17 Jackets Rant stat line prediction: Goals: 5, Assists: 29, Total Points: 34