Ty Jones



Tyler "Tuna" Jones (born February 22, 1979) is a retired American professional ice hockey winger. He was drafted in the first round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft with the 16th overall pick by the Chicago Blackhawks. Jones was born in Richland, Washington, but grew up in Eagle River, Alaska. After playing four seasons in the Western Hockey League, with the Spokane Chiefs and Kamloops Blazers, he made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks. After appearing in eight games for the Blackhawks in the 1998–99 season, Jones returned to the minor leagues. He made one more appearance on an NHL roster, playing in six games for the Florida Panthers in the 2003–04 season. He was once considered the top prospect in the Chicago Blackhawks system and comparisons were being made between him and Keith Tkachuk.

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