>NHL.com has a great series of team by team previews for the upcoming 2008-2009 season. As you may expect, Nashville has a great bit about Ryan Jones. Enjoy!
Knowing that (Alexander Radulov’s NHL status), Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz said he’s banking on a pair of youngsters to make a significant jump into the top six, even though both Patric Hornqvist and Ryan Jones have yet to play a NHL game. As for Jones, who came to Nashville in a trade from Minnesota, Trotz said he has seen and heard enough to know he’s ready for the NHL.
“Talking to our scouts and scouts from other teams, everybody seems to think this guy is the most ready college player,” Trotz said. “We want to see him in the second hole, but if not he’ll play in a third- or fourth-line role.”
Jones, 24, recorded 147 points in 161 games over four seasons at Miami University.
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