Quinnipiac

Sound Tigers Recall Jones

Courtesy: SoundTigers.com
Courtesy: SoundTigers.com

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced Sunday that forward Kellen Jones (pictured) and defenseman Mike Cornell have been recalled from the Worcester Railers H.C. of the ECHL.

Jones, 27, is fourth on the Railers in scoring this season with 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) in 34 games and has notched a point in eight of his last 10 contests. He spent all of last season with the Sound Tigers and earned AHL career highs in goals (six) and points (15) in 58 games. The Trail, B.C. native has 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists) in 144 career AHL games with the Sound Tigers, Utica Comets, Bakersfield Condors and Oklahoma City Barons.

Prior to turning pro, Jones played four seasons at Quinnipiac University and notched 127 points (53 goals, 74 assists) in 158 games with the Bobcats. He served as alternate captain during his junior and senior seasons and played all four years with his twin brother and current Sound Tigers forward, Connor. The two brothers have also spent the majority of their professional careers together, including last season in Bridgeport.

Kellen was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the seventh round (#202) of the 2010 NHL Draft.