Hurricanes sign Caleb Jones to 1-year

The Carolina Hurricanes have officially inked a one-year deal with defenseman Caleb Jones, as announced by the team on Thursday.

Jones, having previously played for the Chicago Blackhawks, contributed significantly in the previous season, notching four goals and achieving a career-high 16 points across 73 games. His average ice time per game stood at 19 minutes and 13 seconds, positioning him third among the Blackhawks’ defensemen.

Carolina Hurricanes General Manager Don Waddell expressed confidence in Jones’ abilities, stating, Caleb is a dependable defenseman with a strong two-way game. His experience in the NHL will undoubtedly enhance our defensive depth.

Hurricanes sign Caleb Jones to 1-year

After Chicago opted not to extend a qualifying offer, Jones became an unrestricted free agent, eventually finding a new home with the Hurricanes. Hailing from a family with a rich sports background, Jones is the younger sibling of Blackhawks defenseman Seth and the son of Popeye Jones, a former NBA player who currently serves as an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets.

Initially selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the fourth round of the 2015 draft, the Arlington, Texas native has accumulated a total of 50 points over 217 games split between the Oilers and Blackhawks.

With this signing, Jones joins the ranks of Hurricanes defensemen on a one-way contract, marking the ninth such agreement. Ahead of the deal, Carolina had approximately $845,583 of cap space available, according to CapFriendly.

The Carolina Hurricanes have officially inked a one-year deal with defenseman Caleb Jones, as announced by the team on Thursday. Jones, having previously played for the Chicago Blackhawks, contributed significantly in the previous season, notching four goals and achieving a career-high 16 points across 73 games. His average ice time per game stood at 19…

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