Saturday, April 1, 2017

Connor Jones called up to New York Islanders

Connor Jones, Courtesy: Puck Stopper Photography
Former Quinnipiac Bobcats standout forward Connor Jones, '14 was recalled today by the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. Its the first call NHL call-up for the 26 year-old Jones, who in 56 games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers has 18 points (5 goals, 13 assists) with a plus-8 rating. He is expected to be in the Islanders lineup tomorrow when they play the Buffalo Sabres.

On February 22, 2017 the third-year pro signed a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract with the Islanders through the remainder of the season. He plays in Bridgeport along three other former Bobcats in his brother Kellen, Devon Toews and Travis St. Denis. This is his second season with the Sound Tigers as a season ago he recorded 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in 51 games last year. He also appeared in three Calder Cup Playoff games with the Sound Tigers in 2015-16.

In four seasons at Quinnipiac, Connor played in 153 games totaling 129 points on 49 goals and 80 assists. In his junior season he helped lead the Bobcats to the programs first ever Frozen Four in Pittsburgh back in the 2012-2013 season. After finishing his standout career with the Bobcats, Jones signed with the AHL Oklahoma City Barons and then had a stint with the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL before arriving in Bridgeport. Congrats to Connor on this great achievement in his hockey career.

Jonathan Singer is a 2004 Quinnipiac alum. You can follow him on Twitter @QHockeyBlog.

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