The Oilers have signed Caleb Jones to a two-year extension worth $1.7 million ($850K AAV).
Jones has spent time between the AHL and NHL this season, scoring three goals with 11 points in 14 games in Bakersfield and three assists in 23 games with the Oilers. Jones projects to be a third-pairing defenseman heading into 2020-21, so this is a great cap-hit for the Oilers.
Jones will draw back into the Oilers lineup on Saturday.
The Oilers have recalled Caleb Jones from Bakersfield (AHL).
Jones was sent down last Tuesday but quickly swaps spots with Joel Persson again. Jones has been spectacular in the AHL, posting 11 points (3G / 8A) in 14 games but has not registered a point in nine games with the Oilers.
The Oilers have reassigned Caleb Jones to Bakersfield (AHL).
The Oilers assigned Caleb Jones to Bakersfield (AHL).
Jones played well during his time with the Oilers, scoring one goal and picking up five assists across 17 games. The Oilers are in need of blueline help and Oscar Klefbom isn’t ready to return yet, so the move doesn’t make a lot of sense at this time.
Jones is expected to make his NHL debut on Friday.
Jones was recalled from Bakersfield (AHL) after Oscar Klefbom and Kris Russell was injured. Jones sat as a healthy scratch last night but is expected to replace Chris Wideman on Friday. Jones is Seth Jones’ brother but doesn’t have the exact same skillset. Jones is a physical defenseman with a little offensive upside, picking up 12 points (2G / 10A) in 21 games with the Condors this season.
The Oilers recalled Caleb Jones from Bakersfield (AHL).
With Oscar Klefbom out for an extended period of time, it looks like Jones will jump from the AHL to the NHL and leapfrog Chris Wideman and Jason Garrison on the depth chart. Jones, who was a fourth-round pick in 2015, has two goals and 10 assists (12 points) in 21 games with Bakersfield this season.