The Denver Post reports the Colorado Avalanche have re-signed right wing David Jones to a four-year, $16 million contract.
Jones, 27, was eligible for UFA status this summer. Last season, he had 20 goals and 37 points in 72 games, marking the second straight season he’s scored 20 or more goals.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If that figure is accurate, the Avalanche will have overpaid Jones, who has scoring talent but is very streaky, as well as an injury history. Last season, he earned $2.5 million, so this new contract would be a significant increase in salary.