Seth Jones is one of the top players in this year’s (2013) draft. Along with names like Nathan MacKinnon, Sean Monahan, Jonathan Drouin, Aleksandr Barkov and Elias Lindholm, Jones makes it a fascinating draft to follow.
My early top 10 is in the link above, but the real places to go for 2013 info (and for a WJ primer in some cases) are:
I’m going to have a few of these up as we get closer to the world juniors, and we start with Jones.
- Craig Button: “He’s a unique defenceman. I consider him the most unique defenceman since Chris Pronger,”
Crazy size for a teenager (6.04, 206) and he’s an outstanding defensive player at the junior level. The total package, size, can skate, exceptional defender with a wingspan that Boeing would envy. A little light on the offense early (NHLE: 82, 6-15-21) but his PP numbers (1-6-7) suggest the Winterhawks feel he has some ability there.
For the Oilers, a shutdown defender would be an outstanding addition to all the snipers up front.