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Notable numbers: One goal, two assists in seven games; 23:46 of ice time per game
Analysis: After being touted as a top prospect throughout much of the 2012-13 season with the Western Hockey League's Portland WinterHawks, Seth Jones, 19, may have been bothered because he slipped to the No. 4 pick in the draft, but he never showed it.
Instead, Jones has kept his mind on his business from the first day of training camp and has looked like an NHL defenseman every step of the way. Jones, at 6'4" and 205 pounds, has the size to dominate the game as he develops. While he needs to get stronger, he can handle himself in the corners and knows what to do in all situations.
Jones has earned head coach Barry Trotz's confidence, as he is playing heavy minutes early in his rookie season.
"There's still a lot for [Jones] to understand, the nuances of the pro game, but his hockey sense and ability have allowed him to maybe fend off some of those extreme nuances," Trotz told Harvey Fialkov of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. "I can see him being very dominant for a long time.''