When Seth Jones went to the NHL Combine in 2013, he didn’t take part in the fitness testing being just three days removed from playing in the Memorial Cup.
So when young brother Caleb was getting advice on how to approach the 2015 Combine, there were no bragging right incentives for the long jump or bench press.
But there still was plenty of advice.
“It helps out so much because he tells you what to expect and there are no surprises when you get here,” Caleb said. “They moved the Combine from Toronto so there are few different things, but for the most part he helped me out. He told me ‘be yourself and everything should go smoothly.’
“He just said have fun. That really was his biggest thing. That,” your draft year “is going to be a fun year, don’t take it for granted. It goes by really quick. Enjoy the draft and all the process that goes with it.”
While Seth, playing with Nashville, can offer Caleb hockey-centric advice, he also gets tips from his father, Ron “Popeye” Jones who played 11 seasons in the NBA.
“I try to listen to what they say a lot,” Caleb said. “With my dad, it’s mainly about being an athlete. He was a basketball player. I just try to be own player. I try to work hard every day. I don’t really consider myself Seth’s brother. I’m Caleb. I’m my own person and I’m trying to make my own legacy.”