2017 NHL Entry Draft

Ben Jones




Previous: Niagara IceDogs (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 161

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-0 • Weight: 187 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Feb. 26, 1999 • Hometown: Waterloo, Ontario

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Toronto Marlboros (Ontario AAA Ban.); Stouffville (OJHL)
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by Niagara (Round 1, No. 7 Overall)
OHL Debut: Sept. 25, 2015 (Niagara at Sudbury)
First OHL Goal: Oct. 9, 2015 (Niagara at Erie)

Very Solid Performer in Classroom, Too
Had Impressive Start to His Rookie Year
Niagara Adds Big Center in OHL Round 1

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "While Ben can be simple in the ways he creates offense, his ability to think the game at a higher level allows him to find success with simplistic skilled plays. ... Shows a good compete level and doesn't shy from the dirty areas, often winning position and/or puck battles with his work ethic. Ben does possess a physical element to his game, however, he isn't overly aggressive and often is simply an opportunistic hitter. Jones could improve his composure under pressure when in possession as he forces things leading to turnovers and would benefit from quicker decision-making." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)