LA Kings Sign Depth Defenseman

The Los Angeles Kings have signed Caleb Jones to a one-year, two-way contract.

Last year, Jones also had to settle for a league minimum contract. He originally joined the Carolina Hurricanes but didn’t get much playing time. Two months later, Carolina traded him to the Colorado Avalanche for Callahan Burke. Jones then split his season between the Avalanche and their AHL team, the Colorado Eagles.

In the AHL, Jones recorded six assists in 12 games with a -2 rating. He was called up three times on emergency loans and played 25 games for the Avalanche, adding five assists. However, he only got about 12 minutes of ice time per game . Despite limited use, he appeared in three playoff games for Colorado since his last postseason in 2019-20.

Jones’ Future with Los Angeles:

It’s uncertain where Jones will fit into the Kings’ lineup since they already have eight defensemen under NHL contracts and still need to sign Jordan Spence. Most likely, he’ll start with their AHL affiliate in Ontario unless an injury changes things during training camp.

Fans might think this move adds some needed depth to their defensive lineup.

Jones’ journey has been unpredictable so far; from barely playing with Carolina to being traded and splitting time between leagues. His career path shows how quickly things can change in professional sports.

What do you think about this signing?

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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