>Predators Re-Sign Jones
In 46 games with Nashville last season, Jones registered seven goals and ten assists. His first NHL goal came on October 15, 2008 against Dallas and CCHA alum Marty Turco.
The key to this deal is that it’s a one-way contract. Jones had rejected his qualifying offer from the Predators earlier in the summer, reportedly because the team was offering a two-way contract. Having a one-way deal greatly limits the team’s options with a player, as they (the player) will be exposed to waivers upon being sent down to, or recalled from the AHL. This almost assures that Jones will remain with the Predators for the next two seasons, but where he’ll play is still in question.
Conventional wisdom says Jonesy would be a great fit on the Preds second line, however, with Nashville’s rumored interest in several free agent wingers, exactly where he’ll fit in remains in question.
To see what Ryan has been up to this summer, click here to see a Summer Snapshot feature and see the once again “clean cut” look that Jones is sporting. For those within the RedHawk community, you won’t be surprised to see where his hair went yet again.