Jones backstopped Iowa to a few consecutive highway wins in Texas final week with the most effective outings of his younger profession, stopping 93 of 96 photographs (3-0-0, 1.01, .969) whereas making three begins in a four-day span.
On Wednesday night, Jones turned apart 35 photographs within the Wild’s 2-1 win over the Stars, together with 19 saves in a primary interval by which Iowa was outshot 19-2. On Friday, Texas had an 18-3 benefit in first-period photographs however once more couldn’t beat Jones, who went on to earn his first profession shutout with a 37-save effort in a 4-0 Wild victory. And on Saturday, Jones completed with 21 saves as Iowa earned a 5-2 win.
Together with his sterling week, Jones lowered his goals-against common for the season by greater than a full purpose per recreation and raised his 2020-21 save share by 36 factors.
A 20-year-old rookie from Brantford, Ont., Jones owns a document of 4-7-1 in 12 begins for Iowa this season and ranks fifth within the league in each photographs confronted (368) and saves (319). Jones was a second-round alternative by Minnesota within the 2019 NHL Draft and performed junior hockey with Peterborough (OHL), going 62-47-7 in 121 appearances over three seasons.
In recognition of being named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week, Jones will obtain an etched crystal award from CCM.