Keith Jones (ice hockey)

Keith Lionel Jones (born November 8, 1968) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He is currently a hockey studio analyst for NBCSN and a color commentator for Philadelphia Flyers games on sister network NBC Sports Philadelphia. In 491 NHL games, Jones produced a total of 258 points between 1992 and 2000.

Playing career

Jones was drafted in the seventh round, 141st overall, of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals. He played his college hockey at Western Michigan University, and professionally for the Capitals, Colorado Avalanche and Philadelphia Flyers. He played in 491 NHL games, scoring 117 goals and assisting on 141 others for a total of 258 points.

Sportscasting career

Beginning with the 2005–2006 NHL season, Jones has worked as an in-studio TV analyst alongside Bill Clement for The NHL on NBC (formerly The NHL on Versus). In addition to his duties at NBCSN, Jones also works for NBC Sports Philadelphia as a color commentator and analyst for the Flyers.

In addition, he co-hosts a sports talk show on 94 WIP Monday through Friday mornings, and he appears frequently on TSN as an NHL analyst. In 2007, Jones, along with ESPN SportsCenter anchorman John Buccigross, wrote his autobiography Jonesy: Put Your Head Down and Skate. Along with a foreword by Ray Bourque, the book recounts many of the stories that Jones witnessed throughout his career.

Jones is a resident of Shamong Township, New Jersey.

Career statistics

Regular seasonPlayoffs
1985–86Paris MountiesNDJCHL3026133961
1986–87Paris MountiesNDJCHL30393877136
1987–88Niagara Falls CanucksGHL405080130113
1988–89Western Michigan UniversityCCHA379122165
1989–90Western Michigan UniversityCCHA4019183782
1990–91Western Michigan UniversityCCHA41301949106
1991–92Western Michigan UniversityCCHA3525315677
1991–92Baltimore SkipjacksAHL62460
1992–93Baltimore SkipjacksAHL873104
1992–93Washington CapitalsNHL71121426124600010
1993–94Portland PiratesAHL657124
1993–94Washington CapitalsNHL681619351491101136
1994–95Washington CapitalsNHL401462065744822
1995–96Washington CapitalsNHL6818234110320007
1996–97Washington CapitalsNHL1123513
1996–97Colorado AvalancheNHL6723204310563364
1997–98Hershey BearsAHL42132
1997–98Colorado AvalancheNHL23371022700013
1998–99Colorado AvalancheNHL1222420
1998–99Philadelphia FlyersNHL6618314978621314
1999–2000Philadelphia FlyersNHL5791625821833614
2000–01Philadelphia FlyersNHL80004
NHL totals49111714125876563121224120

Awards and honours

External links

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