#2. Seth Jones
At 6'4 and 205 lbs, Seth is no easy pushover on the ice. Scouts and GM's are already dreaming of what it would be like to have this great defensive beast on their blueline protecting their 'Guardians of the crease'. He has a late birthday, otherwise was close to going in last years draft. It is unlikely he changes much size wise. He has made the jump this year from USNTDP to the WHL Portland Winterhawks after his rights were traded from Everett. Scouts tell everyone he has potential franchise defencemen capability at the NHL level. Some will argue he is good enough to be ranked #1, but I don't see it whatsoever. He may have no place but to drop in ranking by years end due to a lack of high offensive potential but don't let that scare you off. It's the same every year with defencemen and going #1 OV.
Below is a chart from Eliteprospects of his stats...
Seth Jones was born October 3, 1994 and an American born player. When Jones finished his career with the U.S. National U18 Team, he had to make a choice whether to play his draft year season with the North Dakota Fighting Sioux or the Everett Silvertips. His rights were picked up by the Winterhawks of the WHL and he signed shortly after.
Seth Jones accomplishments...
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge All-Star Team||2010–11|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge Silver Medal with Team USA||2010–11|
|2012 IIHF World U18 Championships Gold Medal with Team USA||2012|
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