September 24, 1996 in Sports

Ty Jones


Age: 17

Height: 6-3.

Weight: 205.

Number: 11.

Hometown: Eagle River, Alaska.

Position: Right wing.

‘95-96 stats: 1 goal, 77 penalty minutes.

Local school: Ferris.

Draft status: Eligible in June.

Quick check: First U.S.-born player taken out of the bantam draft by the Chiefs (11th choice of the first round, ‘95). Helped U.S. to silver medal as the most valuable forward in a four-team under-18 international tournament over the summer.

Coach’s comment: “An outstanding talent. The big test is how hard he works on a consistent basis to provide something for our team.”

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