Saturday, August 27, 2016
Top Prospect Signing (Aug 27)
On Friday afternoon, the Anaheim Ducks came to terms with their first of two 1st round picks in this year's entry draft, the 24th overall selection, forward Max Jones, signing his 3-year entry-level deal.
Jones was a part of that stacked London Knights team that eventually won the Memorial Cup this year, but his 12-game suspension through the playoffs seemingly hurt his overall draft value, as he could have potentially have gone in the top half of the round. Described as an athletic power forward, who needs to focus on his skill, the Ducks have a player that could fit right into the mix eventually.
The Ducks are not short on question marks in their projected roster, so the already NHL-framed forward could barge his way in and have an impact right away, if he gets on the right side of the coaching staff.