Max Jones

by Lucas Main on October 5, 2017

 

Max Jones, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 201

Born: 1998-02-17

Hometown:  Rochester, MI

Drafted: Anaheim, 24th overall 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

October 2017 – Jones has been sent back to London of the Ontario Hockey League. He was another rookie that looked very good during the Ducks rookie tournament, but during the preseason he did not stand out. The Ducks have a ton of depth so there was no reason to keep him around. He will greatly benefit from another year where he can play top minutes in all situations. He has already started out with two goals in two games for the Knights. Look for him to make the jump next season as Anaheim has five UFAs this summer. Lucas Main
 
May 2017 – Jones found himself playing a starring role with the San Diego Gulls as a spate of injuries and callups decimated the Gulls’ roster. Jones even scored his first professional goal in the second-round series against the San Jose Barracuda. Jones' speed and tenacity helped him fit right into the AHL. Some of his decisions with the puck, however, pointed to more time needed developing the patience necessary for the professional game. Jones will return next year to the London Knights of the OHL, but Ducks’ brass must be excited in what they saw during the young forward’s time in San Diego. Zachary DeVine
 
May 2017 – After starting the first 15 games with 12 goals and 26 points, the season started going downhill for Jones. He took a slapshot off his arm, which broke a bone and missed six weeks. When he came back from injury, he played in only 14 games and recorded six points, a clear indication he wasn't 100% yet. Then on February 17thhe cross-checked Owen Sound's Jonah Gadjovich in the face, costing him another 10 games on the season. All in all, Jones played 33 games during the regular season with 17 goals and 36 points and 14 playoff games with 12 points. With the Knights eliminated, Jones joined the Gulls for their Calder Cup playoff run. So far he has dressed in two games, recording two shots and a plus one. Max has all the tools (speed, hands, skill, and the edge) to become a top six winger in the show.
Lucas Main
 

June 2016 – An eventual first-line replacement for star power forward Corey Perry? Mark Allan

November 2015 - His production should be better given the team he plays on, and perhaps the stats will come as he continues to develop and adapt to the OHL. He is a physical, nasty, and aggressive winger who plays the body, and drives the net hard, a true power forward. Has a dangerous combination of skating, size and skill and is very competitive. He may not have the same upside as Shane Doan or Milan Lucic, but he plays that type of game and could develop into that type of player. Peter Harling

February 2016 - After starting the year on a lot of scout’s top five lists Jones has slipped down the chart, mainly due to his offensive production. Playing on a loaded Knights roster, with prolific offensive scores like Mitch Marner, Matt Tkachuk, and Christian Dvorak, Jones only has 37 points in 41 games. What is attractive about Jones is his power game; he combines size, strength, skating and skill and is very competitive..  Peter Harling

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Jones may not have a high ceiling as a top-six NHL player, but his floor is as a second- or third-line power forward providing stats in multiple categories.

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