#14 D.J. Jones
|HOMETOWN||Plymouth, Minn. (BCHL-Victoria)|
D.J. Jones (D, 5-8, 170; 8/29/1992; Plymouth, Minn.), a native of Plymouth, Minn., is in his first season with the Victoria Grizzlies and his second season playing in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). This season, he has recorded 33 points (4g-29a) in 49 games and was the team’s top-scoring defenseman, while his 29 helpers ranked second on the team and he finished sixth among his teammates in scoring. He logged one power-play goal, a game-winning goal and 10 penalty minutes. Jones also added 10 postseason games and seven playoff points (1g-6a) to his 2012-13 resume, sitting third on the team in postseason scoring, as he helped Victoria out of the first round of the BCHL playoffs with a five-game series win over Powell River before falling to Alberni Valley in five games. He was named a BCHL Coastal Second Team All-Star in 2012-13.
The Grizzlies clinched the 2013 BCHL Island Division title with a regular-season record of 33-13-0-10 and finished the 2012-13 campaign 38-16-0-12.
Prior to Victoria, Jones spilt the 2011-12 season between the Surrey Eagles and Penticton Vees. He posted five points (1g-4a) in 26 games for the Eagles before being dealt to the Vees, where he netted seven points (1g-6a). He also recorded 15 games of playoff experience in 2012 and posted three assists for the Vees. While a member of the Vees, Jones helped them win every major championship, including the RBC cup--Hockey Canada’s Junior A National Championship.
Jones played his prep hockey at Wayzata High School where he helped the Trojans to a 20-2-3 record, a Classic Lake Conference regular-season title and an appearance in the Section 6AA semifinal game. As a senior, the defenseman led WHS to an 18-5-2 record and trip to the Section Championship game. He recorded 23 points each season and was among the Trojans’ top five scorers each season.
“D.J. is the pace-changer we felt like we needed to add to our D-core,” commented Belisle. “He is a highly-competitive player with good feet and will bring quickness to our line up. He is a smaller, more compact defenseman with great strength and plays all situations really well.” Belisle added, “D.J. is a winner and we look forward to him bringing that mentality to the Beavers.”
Born to Jeff and Suzy Jones on Aug. 29, 1992... Donald Zachary Jones has selected a major of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance...
Goals: None; Assists: None; Points: None; SOG: 2, Twice, last, at Lake Superior State (Jan. 10, 2014) PIM: 2, vs Alaska-Anchorage (Nov. 15, 2013).