Oklahoma City Barons: A look at five key roster additions this season

by Michael Baldwin Published: May 25, 2013

Stats: 28 games including playoffs. (6 points, 5 assists)

Analysis: The 31-year-old veteran with 365 games in the NHL provides blue line savvy. Jones helped solidify the defense. He's a key member of a penalty kill unit that showed vast improvement the last two months.


D Garrett Stafford

Age: 33

Stats: 18 games including playoffs (6 points with OKC; 22 assists with Hershey).

Analysis: A veteran defenseman who has played in 610 AHL games, Stafford was obtained in a trade for fourth-line center Dane Byers. Stafford was the final piece of a quality six-man defensive rotation. He also is a factor on special teams.


C C.J. Stretch

Age: 23

Stats: 27 games including playoffs (16 points, 9 goals).

Analysis: Stretch, who has four playoff goals, was signed earlier in the season, released and re-signed the final week of the regular season. When Anton Lander was sidelined in the last series Stretch took Lander's spot on the other No. 1 line alongside Teemu Hartikainen and Toni Rajala.

by Michael Baldwin
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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