Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ron Jones
Ron Jones was a high scoring defenceman in junior who developed into useful role player in the NHL. He played parts of five seasons with Boston, Pittsburgh, and Washington during the 1970s and was a regular in the AHL.

Born in Vermillion, Alberta, Jones accumulated 110 points in four seasons with the Edmonton Oil Kings of WCJHL. Following his 51-point effort in 1970-71, he was the Boston Bruins' first round draft choice, 6th overall, at the Amateur Draft. While in the Bruins' organization, he played in eight NHL contests but skated chiefly for the Boston Braves of the AHL.

The Pittsburgh Penguins decided to give Jones a chance to make the team after they claimed him in the Intra-League Draft in June 1973. In 1973-74, he played solid defence and recorded three assists in 25 games for the Pens but also played extensively with the AHL's Hershey Bears. That spring Jones was an integral part of the Bears' Calder Cup triumph.

Jones started the 1974-75 season in the minors but was traded to the Washington Capitals for journeyman forward Pete Laframboise. He played 19 games for the expansion Caps that year and was a part of their difficult 21-point season. Other than a pair of NHL appearances in 1975-76, Jones spent the rest of his career in the AHL before announcing his retirement in 1977.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 48 1 5 6 29 4 0 0 0 0
1968-69 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 46 2 11 13 37 17 0 2 2 8
1969-70 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 52 7 33 40 82 18 1 6 7 10
1969-70 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 2 0 1 1 6
1970-71 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 63 11 40 51 46 17 2 13 15 16
1970-71 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 2 0 1 1 6
1971-72 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 +1
1971-72 Boston Braves AHL 74 6 11 17 36 9 0 0 0 7
1972-73 Boston Bruins NHL 7 0 0 0 0 +1
1972-73 Boston Braves AHL 55 3 25 28 34 5 0 1 1 2
1973-74 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 25 0 3 3 15 -14
1973-74 Hershey Bears AHL 34 0 12 12 23 14 0 3 3 6
1974-75 Washington Capitals NHL 19 1 1 2 16 -14
1974-75 Hershey Bears AHL 25 0 6 6 37
1975-76 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
1975-76 Richmond Robins AHL 20 0 7 7 8
1975-76 Hershey Bears AHL 53 7 23 30 34 10 1 5 6 9
1976-77 Hershey Bears AHL 36 0 9 9 18 6 0 3 3 4
NHL Totals 54 1 4 5 31


WCJHL First All-Star Team (1971) Claimed by Pittsburgh from Boston in Intra-League Draft, June 12, 1973. Traded to Washington by Pittsburgh for Pete Laframboise, January 21, 1975.
Missed majority of 1976-77 in retirement.
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