Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones has been invited to participate in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, which will take place Sept. 29 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
The roster boasts 40 of the top American prospects eligible for the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Jones is one of just two WHL players to be invited to the game.
“It’s a great honor for Seth to be invited to this game, and will be a good showcase for him as he goes up against the best American players in his age group,” said Winterhawks General Manager & Head Coach Mike Johnston.
He played last season for the U.S. National Team Development Program’s Under-18 team, and won a gold medal with the U.S. team in April at the U-18 World Championship in the Czech Republic. Jones was dominant during the tournament, registering three goals and five assists for eight points in six games, placing second in scoring both on his team and among all defensemen. He also played in the tournament last year as a 16-year-old, registering three assists en route to a gold medal.
With the U.S. National Team Development Program, Jones posted six goals and 20 assists for 26 points in 48 games. Jones, a native of Plano, Texas, was drafted by Everett in the first round of the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, 11th overall.
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