NHL Draft: Seth Jones tops final list of North American skaters - CBSSports.com
By now most people know about his backstory. Seth is the son of former NBA player Popeye Jones. Seth was turned on to hockey while his dad was a player for the Denver Nuggets and a conversation that Popeye had with Avalanche legend Joe Sakic helped get Seth on the fast track. The message: make sure he can skate. Well, Seth can skate.
This season Jones led WHL defensemen with 56 points in 61 games on 14 goals and 42 assists.
If Jones does go No. 1 overall -- and it would be a major surprise if he didn't -- then he would be the first American taken No. 1 since Patrick Kane in 2007. He would also become the first African-American player to go first overall.