Caleb Jones
Caleb Jones
23-Year-Old DefensemanD
Edmonton Oilers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Jones has a chance to take a step forward in 2020-21 after recording nine points in 43 appearances last season. With Oscar Klefbom out with a shoulder injury, Jones will be given the chance to step into a third-pairing role full time. He's got 60 games of NHL experience, and it'll be a great time for the 23-year-old blueliner to show he can stick with the parent club after a couple of years split between Edmonton and AHL Bakersfield. Scoring expectations should be tempered, as Jones isn't likely to receive any power-play time and only roughly 15 minutes per game at even strength. The fourth-round pick from 2015 will likely end up between 10 and 15 points with modest totals in hits and blocked shots this year. Read Past Outlooks
$Jones racked up nine points in 43 games during his second NHL season in 2019-20. The 23-year-old blueliner also had 46 blocked shots and scored at a 10.5 percent clip. The fourth-round pick from 2015 seems likely to enjoy a regular role in the Oilers' lineup heading into the 2020-21 campaign, but it remains to be seen what his offensive ceiling will be. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect to see Jones get more than 16 minutes per game, and it's unlikely he features much on the power play, either. He should approach a 20-point pace with modest physicality if he can hold onto his spot in the lineup on a nightly basis.
Posts helper
DEdmonton Oilers
January 13, 2021
Jones had an assist but went minus-2 in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Canucks.
ANALYSIS
Jones helped out on Adam Larsson's third-period tally that brought the Oilers within a goal. Despite being listed as the second pairing, Jones and Larsson saw the least ice time among the Oilers' blueliners. The 23-year-old Jones is expected to be a full-time player in the lineup, but he'll need to be better defensively than he was Wednesday to avoid moving down the depth chart.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:25
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:08
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:21
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
19:48
0:41
1:07
2019–20
14:08
0:06
0:03
2020–21
15:25
0:08
0:21
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Jones, 22, found his way into 17 games with Edmonton a season ago and managed to collect a goal and five assists for his efforts. Most of his season was spent with AHL Bakersfield where Jones, in 50 games, scored six goals and tallied 23 assists for 29 points while posting a plus-16 rating, far better than his minus-9 rating at the top level. The 2019-20 season will be Jones' first real chance to carve out a regular role in the NHL, and Edmonton's new leadership will be keen to see what they have in the young defenseman.
Jones has raised his profile significantly since the Oilers picked him in the fourth round of 2015’s draft. Since honing his skills with the U.S. National Team Development Program ahead of being drafted, he's proceeded to post a pair of sparkling seasons for Portland of the WHL, including averaging nearly a point per game (62 in 63) last year. Jones and fellow 20-year-old offensive blueliner Ethan Bear are expected to make the leap to AHL Bakersfield this season, and their respective performances there will give us a much better idea about both prospects’ timelines. While Jones -- the little brother of standout NHL defenseman Seth Jones -- will surely need some time to continue rounding out his game in the minor leagues, he has a bright future that makes him a promising and underrated prospect in dynasty formats.
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Healthy scratch
DEdmonton Oilers
August 1, 2020
According to Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic, Jones (undisclosed) was on the ice for pregame warmups but didn't participate in line rushes, which suggests he'll be a healthy scratch for Saturday's Game 1 against Chicago.
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Misses exhibition game
DEdmonton Oilers
Undisclosed
July 29, 2020
Jones picked up an injury that caused him to miss Tuesday's exhibition clash with Calgary, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
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Spotted at practice
DEdmonton Oilers
July 17, 2020
Jones (undisclosed) took the ice for practice Friday, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
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Unavailable Monday
DEdmonton Oilers
Undisclosed
July 13, 2020
Jones was not on the ice Monday and is considered unfit to practice at this time, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
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Nets game-winner
DEdmonton Oilers
March 7, 2020
Jones scored a goal on two shots and supplied two hits in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
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