Final Grade: David Jones



This report card is a joint effort by Beachie, Sandie, Paul, SlamDunktheFunk and DDC. Stats courtesy of hockey-reference.com and NHL.com

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Final Grade

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Final Grade: B-

Midseason Grade: B

Last Year: A

Position:

  • LW (38gp 16g 8a 24pt -1)
  • RW (39gp 11g 10a 21pt -1)

Lines:

  • 1st (39gp 10g 11a 21pt -5)
  • 2nd (34gp 13g 5a 18pt Even)
  • 3rd (4gp 4g 2a 6pt +3)

Vitals: 6'2 / 210 / Age 26 / Shoot R

Drafted by Avalanche 9th round (288th overall) of 2003 Draft

Joined Avalanche: Debuted on December 21st, 2007 against the Rangers

MHH Nicknames: Doctor Jones

Linemates:

LW:

  • Fleischmann 11gp 1g 4a 5pt -3
  • Porter 9gp 3g 2a 5pt +2
  • Stoa 8gp 4g 0a 4pt +1
  • Winnik 4gp 2g 0a 2pt -1
  • Galiardi 3gp 0g 2a 2pt +2
  • Duchene 1gp 0g 1a 1pt -1
  • O'Reilly 1gp 0g 1a 1pt -1
  • Yip 2gp 1g 0a 1pt Even

C:

  • Stastny 38gp 12g 8a 20pt -4
  • Duchene 28gp 7g 5a 12pt -4
  • O'Reilly 9gp 7g 5a 12pt +7
  • Galiardi 1gp 1g 0a 1pt Even
  • McClement 1gp 0g 0a 0pt -1

RW:

  • Hejduk 20gp 6g 1a 7pt -4
  • Stewart 10gp 4g 3a 7pt +1
  • Yip 3gp 2g 1a 3pt +3
  • Winnik 2gp 3g 3a 6pt +4
  • Galiardi 1gp 0g 0a 0pt -2
  • Mauldin 1gp 1g 0a 1pt -2
  • Porter 1gp 0g 0a 0pt Even

Avs with Jones in the lineup: 29-40-8 (.429 pt%) 2.77 GF 3.53 GA

Ice Time:

  • TTOI 17:40 (5th)
  • EV 13:49 (7th)
  • PK 1:27 (6th)
  • PP 2:23 (6th)

 

Career Highlights: In his 4th year, Jonesy set new career highs in games played (77), goals (27), assists (18), points (45) and game winning goals (4)

Report: Jones played a whopping 77 games this year. No, you don't need your sarcasm meter for that one because that alone gives him an above average grade. Expectations, people. I don't think anyone would have guessed that David Jones would end up being one of the healthiest players on the team. Additionally, he put up a few points. Jones spent a great deal of time on the top line last year, and he held up pretty well. Sometimes he looked like he deserved to be there. At others he seemed better suited for the 2nd - or even 3rd - line. He's certainly a major cog in the Avalanche rebuilding wheel, and when he's healthy, he does his part to keep those wheels intact. Jones is a solid 30 27 goal scorer. Pretty good chance he'll reach that elusive 30 next year, though. Which is important....because, after all, 27 is different than 30.

Fun Fact: Jones was the valedictorian of his high school's graduating class.

The David Jones Drinking Game: Drink when Jones registers an assist Drunk potential: Poor

What We Said Last YearMan, if David Jones can ever put together a full season, it'll be a sight to see.

2010 Cap Hit: $837,500

2011 Status: RFA ($892,500 QO)

Outlook for Next Season: Jones had similarly strong production from both the left and right wing and on both the first and second lines. This is great, because we really don't know where (or with whom) Jones will play next year. We do have a fairly good estimate of what Jones will make next year though. In 2009-2010, former 2003 9th round pick Matt Moulson had a breakout year with the Islanders, scoring 30 goals and 18 assists. That summer, Moulson was an RFA, 1 year away from unrestricted free agency and the former Ivy Leaguer signed a 1-year, $2.45 million deal. Jones, a former 9th round pick from an Ivy League school had a similar breakout year and is one year away from unrestricted free agency, should demand a comparable salary. Moulson, by the way, repeated his 30-goal season last year and then signed a 3-year extension at $3.1 million per. That's a great target for our beloved Dr Jones. Well, that and staying healthy, of course.

Next Up: Cody McLeod

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