Jones leads the Blue Jackets in ice time this season, averaging over 25 minutes per night. He's also posted 30 points in 56 games and was named to the Metro Division's All-Star team in January.
The Blue Jackets own a remarkable 19-3-5 record in their last 27 games. They've allowed just 1.43 goals against per 60 minutes at five-on-five in that span, the lowest mark in the league, according to Natural Stat Trick. Rookie goaltender Elvis Merzlikins has made plenty of headlines, but the team's defense, led by Jones, has been spectacular.
With Jones sidelined, 2015 first-round pick Gabriel Carlsson has been recalled from the AHL. The towering 6-foot-5 blue-liner posted 11 points in 39 games with the Cleveland Monsters.