Avalanche sign David Jones to 1-year contract after productive season

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DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward David Jones to a one-year contract.

Jones is coming off his most productive season, setting career highs in points (45), goals (27), assists (18) and games (77). He also set a franchise record with three overtime goals.

Before last season, the 26-year-old Jones had to deal with one big injury after another. In 2008-09, he missed a chunk of the season with a shoulder ailment. The following season he tore his ACL and sat out the final 55 games.

Healthy in 2010-11, he tied for the team lead in goals with Matt Duchene.

Jones, a ninth-round pick in 2003, has played in 167 career games, scoring 47 times and adding 33 assists.

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