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DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward David Jones to a four-year contract through the 2015-16 season.
Jones reached the 20-goal mark for the second straight year in 2011-12, finishing with 20 goals, 17 assists and 37 points in 72 games. He shared the team lead with five game-winning goals, while his 20 goals overall ranked third on the squad. The Guelph, Ontario native tied for fourth on the club in points.
“David has been one of our top offensive players over the past two seasons,” said Avalanche General Manager/Executive Vice President Greg Sherman. “He is a product of our organization who has developed into a proven goal scorer. We are pleased to have him under contract as he enters the prime of his career.”
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward David Jones to a one-year contract through the 2011-12 season.
Jones, 26, shared the team goal-scoring lead with a career-high 27 goals in 2010-11. He also set career bests in games (77), assists (18) and points (45). The Guelph, Ontario native led Colorado with four game-winning tallies and set a new single-season franchise record with three overtime goals.
“We are pleased to have David under contract,” said Avalanche General Manager/Executive Vice President Greg Sherman. “He was one of our top offensive players a year ago and is part of the young nucleus of this team.”
Forget Darryl Sittler’s 10-point performance of 30 some-odd years ago…
I believe it is entirely possible that Washington’s John Erskine may have had the greatest hockey game in the history of the planet last night.
No, his stat line won’t wow you but this game-winner against Atlanta was just icing on top of a cake that already included layers of an epic scrap with Eric Boulton and the all kinds of awesomeness that is the Erskine ‘stache.
Take in the fight, please:
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Today’s three cheers (despite slim pickins, what with only two games last night and all) recognizing those who deserve a nip for their performances of a night ago:
***Cheers to Detroit’s Johan Franzen, who opened the scoring in last night’s renewal of the Avalanche/Red Wings rivalry and later notched a second goal, as the Wings earned a point in the standings, despite blowing a two-goal lead, in falling to the Avs in a shootout. Franzen now has three goals and four points on the young season for Detroit (2-0-1).
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from Terry Frei of the Denver Post,
Colorado, which fell to 14-8-5 for the season and two points behind Calgary in the Northwest Division, got worse news about 45 minutes after the game ended, well after Avalanche coach Joe Sacco and the players had talked to the media and, in most cases, left the building.
Winger David Jones, injured when Minnesota’s Chuck Kobasew fell into him near the Colorado blue line with 5:09 remaining in regulation, was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
The initial prognosis was that he would require surgery and be out for four to six months, and anything but the short end of that scale means he is out at least the remainder of the regular season.
more plus a look at the Avs loss to the Wild last night…
To me, David Jones is one the biggest keys to this team, whether it have a chance at a playoff run or not. If he can stay healthy and play like I think he can, the Avs might have a chance. He’s looked good so far.
-Adrian Dater of All Things Avs at the Denver Post. More early observations on the Avalanche from Adrian.