Seth Jones to sign with Portland

Reports surfaced today that Seth Jones has signed with the Portland Winterhawks.

Jones, the mega-prospect defenseman, was selected by Everett in the first round of the 2009 bantam draft. He spent the previous two seasons playing for the U.S. NTDP, then was to choose between the WHL and the NCAA. Jones decided he would not play for Everett, so two weeks ago the Tips allowed the Winterhawks to talk with Jones in exchange for a conditional bantam draft pick.

According to the Portland Tribune, Portland’s talks paid off. The story says Jones signed Saturday and it will be announced Tuesday. Jones is even quoted in the story, so I think it’s safe to say this is legit.

The original deal between Everett and Portland was just for the right to talk to Jones. Another deal will need to be made to transfer Jones’ rights. The story quotes Portland coach/GM Mike Johnston saying a deal was essentially already in place should Jones sign.

So by tomorrow we should find out if Everett got anything out of this.

More in Sports

Kamiak senior’s 52-point outburst this season was historic

Carson Tuttle’s performance was one of the best in the history of current Wesco 4A and 3A schools.

Art Thiel: Carroll has no choice but to be ‘very aggressive’

With just two years left on his contract, the Seahawks coach has no choice but to go for it in 2018.

Dan Mack steps down as the head football coach at Kamiak

He served as the Knights’ head coach for 20 seasons

Falcons’ offensive coordinator Sarkasian to return in 2018

Former UW coach was the target of criticism as Atlanta’s offensive production declined this season

Police question friends of WSU quarterback who killed himself

The redshirt sophomore died Tuesday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.

Wednesday’s prep results, with links to recaps

Here are Wednesday’s prep results, with links to recaps: BOYS BASKETBALL Northwest… Continue reading

Wednesday’s prep stars of the night

Here are Wednesday’s prep stars of the night: Carolyn Brunner, P, Kamiak… Continue reading

Conroy fills crucial role in center of UW bench

The Huskies fiery assistant coach serves as a bridge between coach Mike Hopkins and the players.

Area girls soccer players earn all-state honors

King’s Stella named the Class 1A MVP; a pair of Jackson players land spots on the 4A first team

Most Read