Ben Jones Makes NHL Debut
Golden Knights center Ben Jones (4) warms up before the first period of an NHL game at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Las Vegas. This is his first NHL game and new to the team coming from the Henderson Silver Knights.
Left wing Ben Jones on Saturday became the sixth Knights player to make his NHL debut this season, after left wings Pavel Dorofeyev and Paul Cotter, center Jake Leschyshyn, right wing Jonas Rondbjerg and defenseman Daniil Miromanov.
Jones was a seventh-round pick in 2017. The 22-year-old’s parents and sister attended the game. Jones said his parents are British and “don’t really know a whole lot about hockey,” but he credited their support for helping him reach the NHL.
“Growing up, I had really big ears, so they joked that they wanted to put me in a helmet to try and pin them back,” said Jones, who was born in Waterloo, Ontario. “I think that was just the Canadian thing to do.”