The Los Angeles Kings have claimed defenceman Randy Jones off of re-entry waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.
The waiver order, which is tied to last year's regular season finishes was heavily in the Kings favor and they took advantage of their high waiver spot to claim Jones. Altough why they did I'm not exactly sure. The Kings took advantage before the waiver order is adjusted in a few days and, with their great start to the season, they'll be pushed waaaaay down the list.
Jones isn't exactly an offensive juggernaut, he has 69 points in 217 NHL games (13+56) along with 134 PIM. He'll clearly be the Kings 7th defenseman, but that's an upgrade from Philly where he was their 8th defenceman. With Peter Harrold apparently sticking with his new roster move to fourth line center, I guess this is ok? Alec Martinez is hurt, so it's good to have a player in reserve who has shown he's capable of putting some points on the board. In 71 games in the 2008-2008 season, Jones had 31 points in 71 games.
Apparently he was also named one of America's Most Eligible Bachelors back in 2007? Seriously? I wonder if that's a joke.
Oh, hey there, Randy.
He fits all the criteria of a seventh defenceman: somewhat useless but kinda hot.
Perfect.Whatevs, weclome to LA, Randy Jones!