Connor Jones signs two-way deal with NY Islanders

Connor Jones signs two-way deal with NY Islanders

Montrose native Connor Jones agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with forward Connor Jones on a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) deal.

Jones, 26, made his National Hockey League debut with the Islanders last season, appearing in four of the final five games of the season. He also played 58 games with the Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, recording 19 points (five goals, 14 assists) and 89 penalty minutes.

A native of Trail, Jones has collected 42 points (15 goals, 27 assists) in 155 career AHL games with the Sound Tigers and Oklahoma City Barons. He also scored 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 27 games with the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL during his first professional season in 2014-15.

Jones spent four seasons at Quinnipiac University, recording 129 points (49 goals, 80 assists) and 151 penalty minutes in 153 games with the Bobcats. He served as an alternate captain during his junior and senior seasons.