DENVER - Former Dartmouth men's hockey standout David Jones '08 signed a four-year contract extension with the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL), the club announced Thursday afternoon.
The extension will keep Jones in an Avalanche sweater through the 2015-16 season and is reported to be worth $4 million a season for the length of the contract.
Jones played exactly 100 games in a Big Green uniform during his time in Hanover, finishing his career with 44 goals and 48 assists for 92 points. The 2006-07 season, his final one at Dartmouth, saw the 6-foot-2, 210-pound power forward lead the team in scoring (44 points), goals (18) and assists (26).
In 2011-12 with the Avs, Jones scored 20 goals and added 17 assists for 37 points in 72 games played, marking the second straight campaign of 20 or more goals for the wing. His two overtime goals this past season added to his career total of five, which ranks as the third best in franchise history. His five OT tallies have all come since Jan. 1, 2011 and is tied for the top mark in the entire NHL in that time period.
Selected by Colorado in the ninth round (288th overall) of the 2003 Entry Draft, Jones became the lowest Avalanche/Nordiques draft choice to ever make it to the NHL when he made his debut in 2007-08. Jones has appeared in 239 career games, tallying 67 goals and 50 assists for 117 points. He was tied for the club lead with 27 goals in 2010-11.