Giants add Adam Jones to 2017/18 line up
The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the arrival of Adam Jones. The 6-1 defenseman will go straight to the lineup for this weekend's road games at Braehead on Saturday and Sunday against the Edinburgh Capitals.
The addition of Jones is on trial and will help align with the Giants decimated by injuries as no fewer than six players miss the games this weekend.
Jones, 21, arrives in Belfast after starting the 2017/18 season with the Guildford Flames, allowing his newcomers to play seven games. Jones qualifies for one of the Giants' Under-23 locations open to each Elite League team.
In 2013/14, he froze 5 times with the GB team under 20 at the world championships and spent his national season in continental Europe with the under-20s of Lower Austria who participate in the Erste Bank Young Stars League.
Jones also has Canadian roots and has been ice cold in North America for most of his junior career. He spent two seasons with Summerland Steam in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, playing 128 games with 132 penalty minutes, 15 goals and 28 assists, or 43 points.
The defender with a left shot spent the 2016/17 season, his first as a professional, with the Telford Tigers, helping the EPL team to win the league championship. Jones posted four goals and 13 assists, 17 points in 54 games.
Adam Keefe at the signature of Adam Jones:
"Adam was a player I talked to during the summer, he went to Guildford and did not really have a chance to go there. Is a perfect opportunity for Adam to come to Belfast on a trial basis and show us what he has. "
"His team-mates have only good things to say about him as a player and as a person – why should I now add that to our lineup? I'm looking forward to seeing him in action."