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Lightning Sign Free Agent Defenseman Randy Jones

Wednesday, 08.25.2010 / 5:31 PM / News
Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent defenseman Randy Jones to a one-year contract today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Jones Profile

  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 200
  • Shoots: Left
  • Born: July 23, 1981
  • Birthplace: Newmarket, Ontario, CA

“Randy is a skilled defenseman, capable of playing in all situations on both the right and left side,” Yzerman said. “His addition gives us some needed depth on the blue line."

Jones, 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, has played in 265 career NHL games with the Philadelphia Flyers and the Los Angeles Kings.  He has amassed 18 goals, three power-play goals, three game-winning goals and 90 points.  Last season he played in 48 games with the Kings, recording five goals and 21 points.  His five goals tied his career high and he ranked third among Los Angeles defenders in goals, assists and points.

A native of Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Jones has played in 153 American Hockey League games with the Philadelphia and Adirondack Phantoms, registering 15 goals and 64 points.  He helped the Phantoms to the 2005 Calder Cup Championship.  Jones was also named the team’s rookie of the year in 2003-04. 

Jones played his college hockey at Clarkson University, recording 22 goals and 53 points over the course of two seasons with the Golden Knights.  During the 2002-03 season he was named a First-Time ECAC All-Star and received the Bill Harrison Most Valuable Player Award as Clarkson’s most valuable player. 

Originally undrafted, Jones signed with Philadelphia as a free agent on July 24, 2003.    

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2009-2010 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Stamkos 82 51 44 -2 95
M. St Louis 82 29 65 -8 94
V. Lecavalier 82 24 46 -16 70
R. Malone 69 21 26 -8 47
S. Downie 79 22 24 14 46
K. Foster 71 8 34 -5 42
A. Tanguay 80 10 27 -2 37
V. Hedman 74 4 16 -3 20
A. Meszaros 81 6 11 -14 17
T. Purcell 60 6 9 -9 15
 
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A. Niittymaki 21 18 5 .909 2.87
M. Smith 13 18 7 .900 3.09