OKLAHOMA CITY - Connor Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) and Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) have signed amateur tryout contracts with the Oklahoma City Barons, General Manager Bill Scott announced on April 3, 2014. The duo has also signed AHL standard player contracts for the 2014-15 season.
The Oklahoma City Barons are a professional ice hockey team in West Division of the American Hockey League (AHL), and serve as the top affiliate for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. They play their home games at the Cox Convention Center, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Kellen, who was selected in the seventh round (202nd overall) by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, appeared in 40 games as a senior, scoring 42 points with 18 goals and 24 assists. He became the 21st player in Quinnipiac's Division I history to reach the 100-point mark, and 35th all-time, after finishing his career with 54 goals and 71 assists for a total of 125 points in 157 games played.
Kellen appeared in 43 games for the Bobcats as a junior. He was third on the team with 13 goals and 14 assists. He had three game winners on the year and finished with a +10 plus-minus rating. He scored a goal in the Bobcats' NCAA Frozen Four semifinal win over St. Cloud State. At season's end, he was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team.
Connor appeared in 40 games as a senior and had 38 points with 15 goals and 23 assists. He also posted a +15 plus-minus rating. He became the 20th player in Quinnipiac's Division I history to reach the 100-point mark, and 34th all-time, after finishing his career with 49 goals and 80 assists for a total of 129 points in 156 games played.
Connor played 37 games as a junior and was second on the team with six power play goals. He finished the season with 12 goals and 14 assists. He also had three assists and one goal during the Bobcats' NCAA Tournament run. Connor was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team.
The brothers were each nominated for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as seniors. They were named the team's Co-Most Valuable Players as sophomores. Connor was named to the ECAC second team and chosen as Rookie of the Year by his teammates as a freshman.
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