Seth Jones is 2½ years older than brother Caleb, and the hockey-playing brothers certainly have had the occasional scrap.
“Usually I would get real mad and try to slash him or something,” Caleb, 24, said. “He was always the calm one.”
“You see the scratch on his nose? That happened last week,” said 26-year-old Seth, sitting next to Caleb while both of the new Chicago Blackhawks defensemen spoke with reporters on a blazing Saturday afternoon during a quick cruise on the Chicago Fair Lady.
“He got me with an elbow,” Caleb said.
Countered Seth: “Accidental elbow.”
“He says it was accidental; I don’t know,” Caleb said.
It was a weekend for sibling rivalry — and solidarity — as a series of Hawks maneuvers in the draft and trade market in the last two weeks reunited Seth and Caleb Jones on the same team for the first time in their careers — and brought Kirby Dach’s younger brother, Colton, into the Hawks’ system.
They join what is a pretty healthy history of Hawks fielding brothers on the same roster.
Seth and Caleb Jones, defensemen
The Hawks went all-in on Seth Jones, regarded as one of the NHL’s top-10 defensemen. They sent Adam Boqvist, first- and second-round picks this year (12th and 44th overall) and a conditional first-rounder in 2022 to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Jones, a late-first-round pick (No. 32) and a sixth-round pick in 2022.