Former Express captain David Jones has a new deal in his back pocket with the Colorado Avalanche.
The 26 year old signed a 1 year qualifying offer worth 2.5 million which is a substantial raise from the $850, 000 he made last season. Jones is coming off his best season in the NHL where he tied for the team lead in goals with 27, helped out with 18 assists and played a career high 77 games.
Those numbers come after he was plagued with injuries the previous two seasons where he played just 23 and 40 games.
The North Vancouver native was an original Express who played three seasons with the club from 2001-04. He was drafted by the Avalanche in the 9th round 288th overall in 2003.