GLENS FALLS, NY – The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, announced today that they have signed defenseman Cooper Jones to a standard player contract prior to tonight’s game in Maine.
Jones, 20, re-joins the Thunder roster from the Boston Jr. Bandits of the National Collegiate Development Conference of the USPHL. The 5-foot-8 defenseman appeared in four games earlier this season with the Thunder. Since returning to the Bandits from his first ECHL action, Jones has registered five points (2g-3a) in five games played. Previously this season, Jones saw action in eight combined games between the SPHL’s Knoxville Ice Bears and USHL’s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.
Prior to the 2018-2019 season, Jones skated three years for the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL. The Bridgewater, MA native appeared in 172 regular-season games for the Mooseheads, finishing with 30 points (9g-21a), while skating in an additional 11 postseason contests.
The Thunder kick off their seven-game road trip tonight in Portland, ME against the Maine Mariners. Adirondack will then head south for a trio of games against the Florida Everblades in Estero, FL next week. For the latest Thunder news, follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ECHLThunder.
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