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NHL DRAFT: Ben Jones selected by Vegas Golden Knights!

Ben Jones became a member of the Vegas Golden Knights, after being selected by the Golden Knights in the seventh round ( 189th overall) on Saturday, June 24th.

IceDogs General Manager, Joey Burke praised Jones for taking on a leadership role, despite playing in only his second season with the team. Many of his contributions to the IceDogs the past two seasons cannot be measured based on his on ice performance. “Extremely excited for Jonesy. It’s a true testament to what he brings to us night in night out. He just keeps getting better and better. Vegas got themselves a great player”

2017 NHL Draft in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday June 24, 2017. Photo by Aaron Bell/CHL Images
2017 NHL Draft in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday June 24, 2017. Photo by Aaron Bell/CHL Images

Jones was selected by the Golden Knights after the 6’0 , 187lb centre put up 13 goals and 37 assists, for 50 points this past season. The second year forward played consistent top line minutes while being a staple on the top power play unit. Jones finished in 3rd in total team points, and second in team assists.

Like all players achieving personal career goals, Jones is incredibly excited to continue working to pursue this goal. “This is something I’ve been working for, and looking, forward to ever since I put on my gear for the first time when I was 3. I can’t come up with any words to describe the feeling, it has left me speechless. And I couldn’t be happier to be going to Vegas, a new franchise with so many opportunities.”

The Niagara IceDogs would like to congratulate Ben on this significant accomplishment in his career!

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More information on the NHL Draft can be found here, while other information on IceDogs drafted players can be found by following @OHLIceDogs on Twitter!

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