Next in my list of possible second round picks the Isles could select is Caleb Jones. Caleb is the younger brother to Seth of the Nashville Predators. Due to some issues I have with the Isles selecting the brothers of NHL stars (Lindros, Toews etc. with the exceptions being Sutters and Potvins) I’m not sure how I would feel about this move. However, Jones already possesses AHL size and will be starting his major-junior career with the Portland Winterhawks, just like his brother did. He’s a little shorter than his older brother, but Caleb likes to hit more while Seth likes to use his reach. Caleb is like Seth as he is good defensively while getting into the offense and putting up numbers. He’s not going to be Seth, but if he progresses nicely, Caleb won’t need his big brother in getting to the NHL. Caleb is a player that will be moving up and down my rankings for the next two days, he could go in the second or third round, but I believe someone will take a shot at him early.
Name: Caleb Jones
Height/Weight: 6’1″ 194lbs
Central Scouting: 115 (North America)
TSN Bob McKenzie: NA
TSN Craig Button: 81