Jones was diagnosed in early January and told players and coaches on the Senators shortly afterwards. The team announced his diagnosis on Tuesday because Jones and his family want to raise awareness for ALS research.
“It makes us want to just leave it all out there because we think a loss or a bad game is the end of the world but, no, there’s people in life that are going through way harder things,” said captain Brady Tkachuk. “The fact that he wants to be here every step of the way and see all of us as a group and organization, accomplish our dreams, I think it says a lot about the person he is and how much he cares about this team and the players in the locker room.
“It just makes us want to find that extra level to get the job done. It’s an honour.”