Portland Winterhawks defenseman Caleb Jones has signed a three-year entry level contract with the Edmonton Oilers. Jones was selected in the fourth round, 117th overall, in last June’s National Hockey League Draft.
In his first season with the Winterhawks, Jones had ten goals and 45 assists for 55 points in 72 games.
“As an organization, we are excited for Caleb and his family that he has signed his first NHL contract with Edmonton,” said Portland Winterhawks Assistant General Manager Matt Bardsley. “In his first season in Portland, Caleb had the ability to impact the game by using his skating ability to lead or join the rush as well as defend against the rush. He has a great passion for the game and we are happy to see that he was rewarded with a contract from the Oilers organization.”
Jones was named the team’s Rookie of the Year, and finished the 2015-16 season fifth overall in scoring among the league’s rookies and tied for tenth overall among the league’s leading defensemen.