Keith Jones (ice hockey)

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Keith Jones
Keith Jones.jpg
Born(1968-11-08) November 8, 1968 (age 45)
Brantford, ON, CAN
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
PositionRight Wing
ShotLeft
Played forWashington Capitals
Colorado Avalanche
Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Draft141st overall, 1988
Washington Capitals
Playing career1992–2000
 
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Keith Jones
Keith Jones.jpg
Born(1968-11-08) November 8, 1968 (age 45)
Brantford, ON, CAN
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
PositionRight Wing
ShotLeft
Played forWashington Capitals
Colorado Avalanche
Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Draft141st overall, 1988
Washington Capitals
Playing career1992–2000

Keith Hillary "Jonesy" Jones (born November 8, 1968) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently a hockey studio analyst for NBC Sports Network and a color commentator for Philadelphia Flyers games on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. In 491 NHL games, Jones produced a total of 258 points between 1992 and 2000.

Playing career[edit]

Jones was drafted in the 7th round, 141st overall, of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals. He played his college hockey at Western Michigan University, and professionally for the Capitals, Colorado Avalanche and Philadelphia Flyers. He played in 491 NHL games, scoring 117 goals and assisting on 148 others for a total of 258 points.

Sportscasting career[edit]

During 2005–2006 NHL season, Jones worked as an in-studio TV analyst alongside Bill Clement for The NHL on Versus (formerly, The NHL on OLN). In addition to his duties at Versus, Jones also works for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and The Comcast Network as a color commentator and analyst for the Flyers. During his initial season with the Flyers, his unwillingness to criticize players or management alike despite the team's worst season in franchise history was often embarrassing; his Flyers-friendly approach remains a staple of his on air persona during both local and national hockey telecasts today. In contrast, his highly critical views of the Philadelphia Eagles' front office and coaching staff lead many to believe his credibility has waned.

Currently, he co-hosts a sports talk show with Al Morganti, Angelo Cataldi and Rhea Hughes on 610 WIP Monday through Friday mornings. He is also a studio analyst for NHL Live on NBC Sports Network. He appears frequently on TSN as an NHL analyst. In 2007, Jones, along with ESPN SportsCenter anchorman John Buccigross, wrote his autobiography Jonesy: Put Your Head Down and Skate. Along with a foreword by Ray Bourque, the book recounts many of the stories that Jones witnessed throughout his career.

Jones has been a resident of Shamong Township, New Jersey.[1]

Awards and honours[edit]

AwardYear
All-CCHA First Team1991-92

Career statistics[edit]

  Regular season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
1988–89Western MichiganCCHA379122165
1989–90Western MichiganCCHA4019183782
1990–91Western MichiganCCHA41301949106
1991–92Western MichiganCCHA3525315677
1991–92Baltimore SkipjacksAHL62460
1992–93Baltimore SkipjacksAHL873104
1992–93Washington CapitalsNHL71121426124600010
1993–94Portland PiratesAHL657124
1993–94Washington CapitalsNHL681619351491101136
1994–95Washington CapitalsNHL401462065744822
1995–96Washington CapitalsNHL6818234110320007
1996–97Washington CapitalsNHL1123513
1996–97Colorado AvalancheNHL6723204310563364
1997–98Hershey BearsAHL42132
1997–98Colorado AvalancheNHL23371022700013
1998–99Colorado AvalancheNHL1222420
1998–99Philadelphia FlyersNHL6618314978621314
1999–00Philadelphia FlyersNHL5791625821833614
2000–01Philadelphia FlyersNHL80004
NHL totals49111714125876563121224120

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leakan, Paul. "Reeve Paralysis Foundation cause hits home Med. Lakes family to host fund-raiser", Burlington County Times, March 6, 2005. Accessed February 4, 2013. "Dana Reeve, country-music star Kenny Rogers, Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jon Runyan, who lives in Mount Laurel, and former Philadelphia Flyers right-winger Keith Jones, a resident of Shamong, are among those scheduled to attend, Miles said."

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Preceded by
Gary Dornhoefer
Philadelphia Flyers TV Color Commentator
2006-Present
With: Steve Coates
Succeeded by
Incumbent