Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Jones
Bob Jones was a consistent left winger with a decent scoring touch. He enjoyed success in junior, the minors and the World Hockey Association but only played two NHL games with the New York Rangers in 1968-69.

Born in the northern Ontario town of Espanola, Jones played two years of junior B with the Guelph Royals before joining the Kitchener Rangers for three seasons between 1963 and 1966. In 1965-66, Jones averaged more than a point per game in the regular season and enjoyed a fine playoff. They lost out on a chance to play in the Memorial Cup when they succumbed to Bobby Orr and the Oshawa Generals in the OHA final.

Jones was a veteran of three minor pro leagues by the time he joined the Rangers for two games. He next spent time with the AHL's Buffalo Bisons, as well as the Seattle Totems, Salt Lake Golden Eagles and Portland Buckaroos of the WHL. In 1972 he was chosen by the Houston Aeros in the WHA General Player Draft. After his rights were traded to the Los Angeles Sharks. Jones also played for the New York Raiders and Baltimore Stags then joined the Syracuse Blazers of the North American Hockey League. In 1974-75 he exploded for 114 points and was voted on to the NAHL first all-star team. The next year he returned to the WHA for two matches with the Indianapolis Racers then went on to score 109 points for the Mohawk Valley Comets of the NAHL before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1962-63 Guelph Royals OHA-Jr. 49 5 7 12 13
1963-64 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 56 6 12 18 50
1964-65 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 56 39 53 92 59
1965-66 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 48 24 25 49 57 19 11 14 25 18
1966-67 Omaha Knights CPHL 19 0 2 2 10
1966-67 Vancouver Canucks WHL 47 8 9 17 24 8 3 2 5 8
1967-68 Buffalo Bisons AHL 72 21 32 53 38 5 2 4 6 4
1968-69 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1968-69 Buffalo Bisons AHL 70 19 37 56 92 6 2 4 6 4
1969-70 Buffalo Bisons AHL 71 25 37 62 40 14 5 10 15 14
1970-71 Seattle Totems WHL 72 17 43 60 61
1971-72 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 27 9 7 16 10
1971-72 Portland Buckaroos WHL 18 4 4 8 9 11 2 3 5 16
1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks WHA 20 2 7 9 8
1972-73 New York Raiders WHA 56 11 12 23 24
1973-74 New York/New Jersey Knights WHA 78 17 28 45 20
1974-75 Michigan/Baltimore Blades WHA 5 0 1 1 8
1974-75 Syracuse Blazers NAPro 67 38 76 114 52
1975-76 Indianapolis Racers WHA 2 0 0 0 0
1975-76 Mohawk Valley Comets NAPro 69 39 70 109 38 4 3 1 4 7
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 0


Brother of Jim
NAHL First All-Star Team (1975)
Traded to Salt Lake (WHL) by NY Rangers for Rick Charron, May, 1971. Traded to Portland (WHL) by Salt Lake (WHL) for cash, February, 1972. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to LA Sharks (WHA) by Houston (WHA) for future considerations, September, 1972. Traded to NY Raiders (WHA) by LA Sharks (WHA) with Jarda Krupicka for Alton White, November, 1972. Transferred to San Diego (WHA) after New York-Jersey (WHA) franchise relocated, April 30, 1974. Claimed by Phoenix (WHA) from San Diego in 1974 WHA Expansion Draft, May, 1974. Claimed by Indianapolis (WHA) from Michigan-Baltimore (WHA) in 1975 WHA Dispersal Draft, June, 1975.