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

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Colorado Avalanche right wing David Jones (54) tries to flip the puck past Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin (35), of Russia, in overtime of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Sunday, April 10, 2011. Colorado won 4-3. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) Author: The Hockey News

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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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