The Edmonton Oilers have made a pair of transactions this evening, recalling Caleb Jones and placing Brandon Manning on injured reserve. Manning lands on the disabled list with a hand injury, but it will give another opportunity to one of the exciting prospects in the Oilers organization.
Jones, 22, was selected in the fourth round of the 2015 draft but quickly became a prospect to remember. His production exploded after deciding to make the jump to the CHL, recording 55 points as a rookie for the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL. His continued success there landed him a spot on the Canadian World Junior team during the 2016-17 season, where he won a gold medal.
Since joining the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors, things haven’t really slowed down for Jones as he has brought his excellent puck-moving skills to the professional level. Last season saw him get 17 games with the Oilers, in which he recorded six points. With ten through his first 13 AHL games this season it was only a matter of time before he got another sniff at the NHL level.