Blair Jones (C)
Lehigh Valley Phantoms
||Central Butte, SK
HOW ACQUIRED: Loaned from Calgary on February 21st, 2013
2012-13: Recorded his first point (1-0-1) with the Heat on 9/03/13 at Toronto
2009-10: Won the Reebok Hardest Shot Competition at the Ducks Unlimited AHL All-Star Skills Competition during the 2010 Time Warner Cable AHL All-Star Classic with a 100.7-mph shot … Notched two assists for #3 star honors on 01/15/10 vs. Adirondack … Named to the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic Presented by Reebok on 01/14/10 to replace Norfolk teammate Brandon Bochenski, who was on recall to the Tampa Bay Lightning … Recalled by Tampa Bay (NHL) on 12/15/09 and returned to Norfolk on 01/12/10, appeared in 12 games with the Lightning and recorded ten penalty minutes … Recalled by Tampa Bay (NHL) on 12/10/09 and returned to Norfolk on 12/12/09, did not appear in a game with the Lightning … Recalled by Tampa Bay (NHL) on 12/04/09 and returned to Norfolk on 12/06/09, appeared in two games with the Lightning … Had a pair of assists for points in his fourth consecutive game and #3 star on 11/28/09 vs. Albany … Recorded a point in his third straight game with a goal on 11/27/09 vs. Albany for #2 star of the game … Registered a goal and two assists for #2 star on 11/11/09 vs. Binghamton … Notched a goal and two assists for first star honors on 11/07/09 at Syracuse … Recorded his 98th point as an Admiral with an assist on 10/09/09 vs. Manchester, tying him with Shawn Thornton and Pavel Vorobiev for tenth on the all-time AHL Admirals point list.
Career Notes: Set career highs in for games played, goals, assists, points and penalty minutes with Norfolk in 2008-09 … Established a Norfolk (AHL) franchise record for shots on goal in a season with 271 in 2008-09, ranking third in the American Hockey League … Finished second in scoring, fourth in goals and second in assists with Norfolk in 2008-09 … Was the only Admiral to appear in all 80 games in 2008-09 … Recorded the game-winning goal – his 20th of the season – for #3 star honors on 04/11/09 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – his 200th career AHL game … Netted two goals in his second straight game for #1 star honors on 03/06/09 vs. Lowell, surpassing his career highs for goals and points … Recorded his 100th career AHL point with an assist on 02/21/09 vs. Binghamton … Had a four-game point streak (3G, 4A) from 11/21 – 11/28/08... Led Norfolk (AHL) in shots in 2007-08 (201) … Tied for second in assists and finished third in overall scoring with Norfolk in 2007-08 … Finished the season with assists in five straight games (5A), tying a team season high … Recalled by Tampa Bay (NHL) on 12/14/07 and returned to Norfolk (AHL) on 12/23/07, was scoreless with no penalty minutes and an even rating in four games with the Lightning … Had a three-game scoring streak (2G, 5A) from 11/21/07 vs. Philadelphia to 11/24/07 vs. Springfield … Had a five-game scoring streak (3G, 4A) from 10/14/07 @ Springfield to 10/27/07 vs. Bridgeport … Picked up first Admirals goal and points with a goal and two assists on 10/14/07 at Springfield … Made his Admirals debut on 10/05/07 at Philadelphia... Scored his first NHL goal 02/06/07 versus Los Angeles (Sean Burke) … Recorded his first NHL point with an assist 11/22/06 at Florida … Made his NHL debut 11/20/06 at Buffalo … Scored first pro/AHL goals in four-point game (2+2) 10/27/06 with Springfield vs. Lowell (Frank Doyle) … Had his first pro/AHL multi-point game (0+2) at Norfolk on 10/13/06 … Made his pro/AHL debut and registered assist on 10/07/06 with Springfield at Hartford … Signed by the Lightning on 07/14/06 to a three-year, entry-level deal.
Junior Career: Was third on Moose Jaw in points in 2005-06 with 85 and goals with 35 in 72 games in 2005-06 … Led Moose Jaw with 14 power-play and was second in assists with 50 in 2005-06 … Ranked sixth in the WHL in points and tied for fifth in assists in 2006-07 … Led Moose Jaw and was second in the WHL with 21 points in 22 playoff contests in 2006 … Also ranked third in goals (9) and fourth in assists (12) in the 2006 WHL playoffs.