|Assets:||Plays with all-out hustle that gets him noticed by his coaching staff. Can play either wing position. Has good size and decent offensive ability.|
|Flaws:||Is inconsistent in the defensive zone. Needs to perform with greater consistency at the highest level. Must be more disciplined and not take bad penalties.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile depth winger.|
|CCHA||First All-Star Team||2007-08|
|NCAA||West First All-American Team||2007-08|
|10/09/2014||Signed with the Utica Comets (AHL) to a professional try-out contract.|
|4/12/2014||Missed the last 8 regular season games (left knee injury).|
|3/29/2014||Left knee injury, remainder of the regular season.|
|1/02/2014||Missed 5 games (head injury).|
|12/21/2013||Head injury, injured reserve.|
|10/15/2013||Recalled from Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|9/26/2013||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|9/25/2013||Placed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|7/08/2013||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract.|
|3/17/2013||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|2/23/2013||Missed 16 games (eye injury).|
|1/19/2013||Eye injury, injured reserve.|
|5/29/2011||Re-signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a two-year contract.|
|4/02/2010||Missed 12 games (torn MCL).|
|3/07/2010||Sprained right knee, remainder of the regular season.|
|3/03/2010||Claimed off waivers from the Nashville Predators.|
|12/03/2009||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|10/26/2009||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|8/10/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Nashville Predators to a two-year contract.|
|6/30/2009||Nashville Predators tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/13/2009||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|4/07/2009||Missed 7 games (upper body injury).|
|3/24/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/26/2009||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|1/17/2009||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|1/06/2009||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|12/12/2008||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|12/11/2008||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|11/20/2008||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|7/01/2008||Acquired from the Minnesota Wild.|
|4/02/2008||Signed by the Minnesota Wild.|
|4/02/2008||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|3/03/2010||Claimed by the Edmonton Oilers off waivers from the Nashville Predators.|
|7/01/2008||Nashville Predators traded Marek Zidlicky to the Minnesota Wild for Ryan Jones and a 2nd round selection.|
|6/27/2004||Drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 4th round (111th overall) in 2004.|
Ryan Jones (knee) is done for the season | 03/29/2014 3:54 PM
NewsRyan Jones will miss the rest of the season with a torn PCL.
ImpactHe sustained the knee ailment in Friday's game against Anaheim. Jones recorded six points and 40 penalty minutes in 52 matches this season.
Ryan Jones' knee is okay | 03/28/2014 9:57 AM
NewsRyan Jones downplayed the knee injury he sustained while blocking a shot on Tuesday.
ImpactJones had to get help to get off the ice, but he was never terribly worried because he was familiar with the spot that got hit. "It did swell up pretty quickly and then we had to wait to get the swelling down during the period," Jones said. "I was back in the dressing room, likely not being so friendly, trying to get things figured out. But once the swelling went down, it seemed to be OK." He has blocked 20 shots in 51 games this season.
Ryan Jones out with likely knee injury | 03/26/2014 9:49 AM
NewsRyan Jones suffered a probable knee injury during Tuesday's game.
ImpactJones took a puck to the knee that ended his night. He wasn't able to get to the dressing room on his own strength. He has two goals and six points in 51 games this season.
Ryan Jones blasts bad Oilers for inept play | 01/25/2014 10:00 AM
NewsThe Edmonton Oilers have lost six consecutive games and 11 of their past 13 and veteran forward Ryan Jones thinks it's foolish that management and coaches are taking heat instead of the players.
Impact"As a player you see the things that are said and written and it's a Pass The Blame Game," he said. "The coaches and management don't play the game. We play the same system as basically every other team in the NHL, it's the players that lose. Yet they (coaches and managers) take the blame. It's about time the guys in this lockerroom took a little bit of accountability on themselves and stopped letting other people take the blame."
Ryan Jones trying to seize opportunity | 11/02/2013 9:31 AM
NewsRyan Jones is hoping to make the most of his chance with the Oilers this season.
ImpactThe 29-year-old was recalled from the AHL on Oct. 15 and has played well enough to be elevated to top-line minutes with David Perron ailing. He knows consistency has eluded him his career. "I've had good stretches throughout my career but the one thing I honestly can't say I've done, is put together 25, 30 games where the coach can say, `Ah, I'll put you out there all the time," Jones said. "I've shortened my term of thinking. In those years I had the 17, 18 goals, I was thinking if I could score once every four games that would make me a 20-goal scorer. That was my goal because I thought I could help the team that way. But what would happen is that I could go three games without scoring but then if I scored in the fourth, I could justify that. Now I go in thinking I want to have the best game I've had all year. Even more short term than that, every shift I go out, I want to make an impact one way or another."
Ryan Jones scores his first goal of 13-14 | 10/23/2013 9:34 AM
NewsRyan Jones netted his first goal of the season on Tuesday.
ImpactJones was playing in his third game of the season after starting the 2013-14 campaign in the minors. Several key Oilers' forwards are sidelined, so there's an opportunity there for Jones to reestablish himself with the team.
Ryan Jones should play Tuesday | 10/21/2013 7:53 AM
NewsLook for Ryan Jones to play on Tuesday in place of the injured Taylor Hall.
ImpactJones was recalled from the minors on Tuesday after he scored twice in four games for Oklahoma City of the AHL. He played 27 games last season for the Oilers, picking up seven points and 17 penalty minutes.
Edmonton calls up Ryan Jones | 10/15/2013 1:29 PM
NewsRyan Jones has been summoned from the minors.
ImpactHe had two goals in four contests for the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL. Jones cleared waivers and was sent to the minors at the beginning of the year. In 27 games with the Oilers last year, Jones had seven points and 17 penalty minutes.
Ryan Jones will try to bounce back | 09/27/2013 9:41 AM
NewsRyan Jones hasn't given up on playing in the NHL.
ImpactJones cleared waivers and was sent to the minors after failing to make the Oilers' opening game roster. He will instead start the season with the AHL Oklahoma City Barons. "I'm not going to go down there and pout and bring down the guys who are there. I want to be a good team guy, a good leader, but at the same time, I'm going to do my damnedest to get back to the NHL," Jones said. He signed a one-year/$1.5 million contract over the summer. A strong start in the AHL could be enough to get the Oilers to take another chance on him.
Edmonton places Ryan Jones on waivers | 09/25/2013 12:27 PM
NewsRyan Jones has been put on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers.
Oilers.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactJones inked a one-year/$1.5 million contract with Edmonton over the summer, but it looks like he's failed to make the team. There's a chance that he'll end up being claimed, but we don't expect him to have any fantasy value in standard leagues regardless.
Ryan Jones will be motivated next season | 07/10/2013 9:55 AM
NewsRyan Jones should be a very motivated player next season.
ImpactHe's on a one-year "prove it" contract after recording only seven points this season. "I know he's frustrated and disappointed that he didn't get a longer-term commitment but he certainly walks through that door with a great track record and he'll have a great opportunity," said Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish, who sees Jones being a physical third-line left winger who can chip in some offence.
Ryan Jones knows team needs to take step up | 07/08/2013 10:01 AM
NewsRyan Jones understands that fan expectations of the Edmonton Oilers have changed.
Impact"We've come to the end of the line as far as the fans being willing to take and accept the whole rebuilding thing," Jones said. "Now it's time to start showing that we can win some hockey games together. We definitely have the team to do it. We've said it all along, but for whatever reason we haven't been able to accomplish that." Edmonton hasn't made the playoffs since 2006. They're also entering the 2013-14 campaign with their fifth head coach in six seasons.
Ryan Jones signs a one-year extension | 07/06/2013 4:52 PM
NewsRyan Jones has agreed to a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers.
Oilers.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactJones has seven points and 17 penalty minutes in 27 games last season. If he stays healthy, he could record 20-30 points in 2013-14.
Ryan Jones likely to play out the string | 04/20/2013 8:08 AM
NewsDue to the injury suffered by Lennart Petrell forward Ryan Jones will likely be in the lineup for every game down the stretch for the Oilers.
ImpactJones is set to become a free agent this summer and though he would like to remain with the Oilers, the team has not yet decided on their interest in him going forward. "It's really important for us to take a really good look at Ryan Jones here and give him the opportunity to be the player he can be for the Edmonton Oilers," said head coach Ralph Krueger. He's not worthy of a roster spot in most fantasy leagues.
Ryan Jones: Not hard to hate Flames, Canucks | 03/30/2013 11:50 AM
NewsAfter a seven-game hiatus, the Edmonton Oilers dive back into the Northwest Division with a set of four games against the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames, starting tonight with Vancouver in Edmonton.
Impact"When you look at the big picture, it's not hard to hate these teams," said the Oilers' Ryan Jones. "Vancouver? They're the New York Yankees of hockey. They're an easy team to get up for ... . Both of these teams are going to demand our best." Edmonton is 5-2-2 in its last nine games while the Canucks have won six straight. "These four games are going to be huge for us," said captain Shawn Horcoff.
Oilers missing something, Ryan Jones laments | 03/21/2013 10:45 AM
NewsA 3-1 lead for the Edmonton Oilers deteriorated into a 4-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks Wednesday night and right winger Ryan Jones says the team needs to find whatever it's missing late in games.
Impact"It's just tough, that's a game that not only did we need the two points, but I thought we deserved them, for the most part," Jones said in a quiet Oilers room after the game. "We just need to find that little bit of whatever it is to get through the end of the game."
Ryan Jones struggled to play through flu | 03/20/2013 9:37 AM
NewsRyan Jones had difficulty when he initially tried to play through his recent flu.
Impact"I got the flu and tried to play through it in Colorado then sat the next game," Jones said. "It was tough, it's like being sick any other time and trying to play a hockey game. It was draining and I got fatigued quick, especially in Colorado where the air is thin." Jones missed Edmonton's game against Detroit on Friday, but returned on Sunday. He's still searching for his first goal of the season.
Ryan Jones makes successful return to Oilers | 02/24/2013 11:48 AM
NewsVeteran right winger Ryan Jones made his 2013 debut Saturday afternoon, returning to the Oilers from an eye injury suffered during the lockout.
ImpactJones got slightly more than 14 minutes of ice time, a good portion of it killing the seven minor penalties the Oilers took in a 3-2 come-from-behind shootout win over the Phoenix Coyotes. "I was nervous before that game for sure, that excited nervousness," said Jones. "At the same time, I was telling myself to just play simple and not do anything to harm the team. As far as playing with my line went, I was just going to throw everything at the net. If didn't see a pass that I could immediately make, I was going to throw it at the net and see if we can make something happen. There were a couple of chances that we had that almost ended up in the back of the net, a bounce here or a bounce there, then we would have had one."
Ryan Jones (eye) is expected to play Saturday | 02/22/2013 3:08 PM
NewsRyan Jones (eye) will return on Saturday.
Dan Tencer on Twitter
ImpactJones has missed Edmonton's first 16 games because of the injury. He had 17 goals and 33 points in 79 games in 2011-12.
Ryan Jones could return on Saturday | 02/21/2013 9:58 AM
NewsRyan Jones (eye) could return to the Oilers lineup as early as Saturday.
ImpactJones suffered an eye injury while practicing before the lockout ended and can't wait to get back into the lineup. "We've got Ryan in the starting blocks," coach Ralph Krueger said. "He's such a character player for us. We can get him some battle drills in practice, but there's nothing that can replace being in an actual game. We'll start him slow when he returns. Six or seven minutes and then work his way into the 14 to 15-minute (a game) player." He is a bottom six forward so he should not be on your radar unless you are in a very, very deep league.
Ryan Jones (eye) is cleared for contact | 02/15/2013 11:22 AM
NewsRyan Jones (eye) has been given the green light to participate in contact drills.
ImpactJones hasn't played yet this season. "Obviously, I would have liked to have played four weeks ago, but that wasn't in my best (interest)," he said. "I do feel really good out there. Surprisingly good. I had a good base before the injury, but for three weeks I couldn't do anything. That was horrible for me. I'm slowly getting back, but I'm not going to lie - you can definitely feel it in your lungs when you get out and start battling against guys." He might return to the Oilers' lineup within the next week.
Ryan Jones still at least a few weeks away | 02/12/2013 11:05 AM
NewsRyan Jones (eye) is still at least a few weeks away from returning to the Edmonton lineup.
ImpactJones took a puck to the eye at a conditioning camp in Minnesota before the lockout ended and required surgery. He will wear a visor for the rest of his career because of the incident. Jones has been skating but has not been involved in any contact drills.
Jones (eye) will wear a visor when he returns | 01/17/2013 11:51 AM
NewsAfter taking a puck to the eye at a conditioning camp, Ryan Jones has decided that he will wear a visor while playing hockey from now on.
ImpactJones will be sidelined until at least early February, but it could have been much worse. "The doctor said it wasn't in my field of vision, so I'm pretty lucky," he said. "The doctor said my reaction saved me. If I'd turned to see what was coming, I'd have lost my eye for good. I count my blessings. It's not just my livelihood, it's one of your senses. I'm happy to have my vision. I'm almost back to normal. It's irritated in the corners of my eye, which is why it's red, but that's it."
Oilers Ryan Jones thankful he didn't lose eye | 01/08/2013 10:44 AM
NewsAfter taking a puck in the eye at a conditioning camp in Minnesota last week, Edmonton forward Ryan Jones will be sidelined until early February, at least.
ImpactJones had surgery. "Obviously," Jones said, "I'm thankful I still have my eye, that I can see. I flinched when the puck was coming, I like to think that saved me. The extent of the injury could have been a lot worse, so I'm choosing to stay positive. I'll be back playing, that's for sure, it's just a matter of what the timeline is."
Ryan Jones has eye surgery after injury | 01/07/2013 11:21 AM
NewsEdmonton Oilers winger Ryan Jones suffered an eye injury last week that required surgery.
ImpactJones suffered the injury while practicing in Minnesota. "Errant puck that came off a stick. He's had surgery," Oilers GM Steve Tambellini said. Tambellini was unaware as to the extent of the severity of the injury but noted that Jones would not return to Edmonton for a few weeks. Downgrade the bottom six forward in your pool as he should not be drafted with an injury that could keep him out of action for a while.
|Penalty Minutes||42||2011-12 (Edm)|
|Power Play Goals||3||2011-12 (Edm)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2011-12 (Edm)|
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