The Utica Comets have signed forward Ryan Jones to a professional tryout contract.
Jones appeared in 52 games last season with the Edmonton Oilers and accounted for six points (two goals, four assists) and 40 penalty minutes. He also skated in four games with the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons and scored two goals.
Entering his seventh professional season, Jones has registered 100 points (54 goals, 46 assists) and 181 penalty minutes in the National Hockey League between the Edmonton Oilers and the Nashville Predators. He set a career high with 18 goals in 2010-11 with Edmonton.
The Chatham, Ont., native has played in the American Hockey league for parts of four different seasons and has totaled 19 goals and 10 assists for 29 points in 48 games with Houston, Milwaukee and Oklahoma City.
Originally selected in the fourth round by the Minnesota Wild in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Jones played his college hockey at Miami University.