Defensive Ironman Jones Stays on at the Den

The Lee Valley Lions are delighted to confirm the return of defenceman Simon Jones for the 2018-19 season.

31-year-old Jones first joined the Lions in 2015 after taking nine years out of the game, and quickly established himself as a leader on the blueline. The former Chelmsford and Slough junior now enters his fourth season at Lee Valley and will once again be a key member of the defence corps.

Simon was voted as joint-Coach’s Player of the Season following the 2016-17 campaign, in which he scored two goals and 11 assists in 25 games.

Last season Simon was one of the club’s alternate captains, and also wore the “C” on his jersey in three games when regular captain Nick Alley was unavailable.

During his three seasons with the Lions, Simon has only missed one game; pulling on a Lions jersey a total of 76 times with a tally of 16 points (two goals and 14 assists). He did not miss a single game during the last two campaigns.

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Defensive leader Simon Jones returns to the Lions for his fourth season with the club (Photo © Kim Jones)