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Seth Jones goal: Rookie scores sweet game-winner against Montreal

Seth Jones scored a pretty spectacular game-winning goal late in the third period against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

Frederick Breedon

Throughout last season it had always been assumed that whatever team ended up with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft was going to use it on American-born defenseman Seth Jones, son of former NBA player Popeye Jones.

The Colorado Avalanche, however, decided to go with a forward and selected Nathan MacKinnon. And then something really unexpected happened. The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning, owners of the No. 2 and 3 overall picks, passed on Jones as well, allowing him to slide to the Nashville Predators.

They wasted no time in adding him to their stable of defensemen, and so far it's been a very wise investment.

He is playing a ton of minutes (more than 23 per game) and entering Saturday's game in Montreal had already recorded a goal and two assists in his first seven games.

And then he did this to Carey Price and the Canadiens' defense, scoring this slick game-winning goal in the third period of Nashville's 2-1 win.

It's plays like this that are going to make him a frontrunner for the Calder Trophy this season.

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