In today’s series of “Top 3 Goals” we highlight the young defenseman Seth Jones.
Jones had a very-solid rookie season for the Predators, scoring six goals and tallying 19 assists for a total of 25 points in 77 total games.
The 19-year-old 2013 first-round pick of the Predators has an extremely bright future ahead of him, no one can deny that. Practicing and still developing with the likes of Shea Weber and Roman Josi around you is a little added advantage as well. It is safe to say Predators fans liked what they saw from Jones last year for the most part and are very excited to watch Jones continue to mature and develop in Nashville.
Goal #3: Jones’ OT winner at Ottawa on Robin Lehner; ohhhh the hustle.
Analysis: The original save on Ryan Ellis by Lehner was a great one, but suddenly Jones appears into the picture skating full-speed towards the net for the poke-checking goal to give the Predators the OT win. It was great recognition to get up-ice and follow up Ellis’ breakaway chance by the 19-year-old.
Goal #2: Jones’ coast-to-coast goal on Ondrej Pavelec at Winnipeg.
Analysis: As soon as Jones receives the puck on this play you immediately know he’s set on getting into the Jets offensive-zone, and then he just never stops. The beautiful inside-out move to get the Jets defenseman off-balanced shows Jones’ offensive abilities; then of course the unexpected wrap-around is a thing of beauty. You also have to love Jones’ scream of a celebration, it’s simply awesome.
Goal #1: Legwand to Jones. Toe-Drag. Stick Side. Celebration. Game Winner
Analysis: OH MY GOD! So, Seth Jones decides to cut into the crease, Legwand feeds him a great pass, then Jones decides he wants to deke around a defenseman, make the defenseman fall (with maybe a bit of help from Hornqvist), and go stick-side against Carey Price. Not too bad for your second career NHL goal. This is simply a beauty, and arguably the best goal of the season last year for the Predators. Again, he is only 19-years-old.
Keep an eye-out tomorrow for Ryan Ellis’ top three goals from last season.