Seth Jones won't be going home to Colorado when his NHL career begins, however he will be heading to his famous father's home state as a member of the Nashville Predators.
After being rated No. 1 among North American skaters in pre-draft rankings, Jones was bypassed by Colorado, Florida and Tampa Bay before being chosen by the Predators at No. 4.
The son of former NBA player Popeye Jones seemed happy in his bright yellow Nashville jersey, and will be able to learn about playing NHL defense from new teammate Shea Weber.
''I'd be lying if I said I wasn't thinking about going to those teams, but at the same time I'm excited to be a Predator, and obviously Shea Weber is there,'' he said Sunday about slipping a few spots. ''He's a great player, and they have a lot of other great players, and I'm happy to be a part of the organization.''
Popeye Jones is friends with one of the Predators scouts, and he said he was told that his son wouldn't fall past Nashville at No. 4.
''I know he wa...