|BIRTHPLACE:||Guelph, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||COL: 2003-288 overall|
Reached the 20-goal mark for the second straight year, finishing with 20 goals, 17 assists and 37 points in 72 games…Shared the team lead with five game-winning goals, while his 20 goals overall ranked third on the squad…Finished tied for fourth on the club in points…Scored two overtime goals in 2011-12, giving him five in his career (third-most in franchise history)…All five of his OT winners have come since Jan. 1, 2011, tied with Steven Stamkos for the highest total of any NHL player during that time span…Had a three-game goal streak, Oct. 13-17, matching his personal best… Scored the OT winner at Toronto on Oct. 17 to cap off the franchise’s first-ever 5-0-0 road trip…Recorded his first career fighting major on Nov. 10 vs. NY Islanders and his second a week later on Nov. 17 at Minnesota…Missed eight games due to a groin injury, Dec. 15-29… Appeared in his 200th career game on Jan. 2 at Los Angeles…Tallied 12 points (6g/6a) in 11 games during the month of February, his most points ever in a single month…Recorded his fifth career OT marker on March 20 vs. Calgary…Had a personal-high eight shots on March 28 at Vancouver.
2010-11: Shared the team goal-scoring lead with a career-high 27 goals…Also set personal bests in games (77), assists (18) and points (45)…Led Colorado with four game-winning tallies and set a new single-season franchise record with three overtime goals…Jones’ three OT markers tied for second in the league, trailing only Ilya Kovalchuk (4)…Scored two of his three overtime goals in the month of January, becoming the first Avalanche player to score two OT goals in one calendar month since Peter Forsberg in October of 2000…Finished second on the club with six power-play goals…Did not dress on Oct. 21 vs. San Jose (arm)… Scored a goal in his 100th NHL game on Oct. 30 vs. Columbus…Missed two games due to a hand injury, Nov. 6-9…Combined with Brandon Yip to score 17 seconds apart on Nov. 15 vs. St. Louis, the Avs’ fastest two goals since Oct. 22, 2005…Tied for the league lead with three game-winning goals in the month of January… Scored his first career OT goal on Jan. 4 vs. Buffalo and added his second on Jan. 18 vs. Vancouver…Suffered a shoulder injury on Jan. 26 vs. Phoenix and sat out on Feb. 3 vs. Minnesota…Did not dress on April 7 at Dallas (leg)…Scored the overtime winner in the season finale on April 10 vs. Edmonton, breaking the franchise record for overtime goals in a single year.
2009-10: Suffered a knee injury on Nov. 28 vs. Minnesota, forcing him to miss the final 55 games of the season…Placed on IR, Nov. 29 (retroactive to Nov. 28)…Ranked second on the team with 10 goals at the time of the injury, and was leading the club in game-winning (3) and short-handed goals (2)…Missed the first four games of the year due to a chest injury suffered in a preseason game on Sept. 23 vs. Los Angeles…Scored a short-handed goal and had an assist in his season debut on Oct. 12 at Boston.
2008-09: Suffered a shoulder injury on Jan. 27 vs. San Jose, forcing him to miss the final 34 games of the season…Was placed on IR, Jan. 29 (retroactive to Jan. 27) and underwent season-ending shoulder surgery on Feb. 18…Had seven goals in his final 22 games after recording just one through his first 18 contests…Did not dress on Oct. 23 vs. Edmonton because of the flu…Was loaned to Lake Erie (AHL) on Nov. 6 and recalled the next day on Nov. 7…Tallied his first career two-goal game and had an assist on Jan. 10 vs. Pittsburgh…Missed four games (Jan. 15-21) due to a back injury suffered on Jan. 13 at Columbus.
2007-08: Dressed in each of the last 18 games for the Avalanche after being recalled for the third and final time on Feb.15…Played in 27 games overall for Colorado, tallying six points (2g/4a)…Spent most of the year with the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL), where he collected 30 points (14g/16a) and a team-high 12 power-play goals in 45 games…Originally recalled on Dec. 20 and made his NHL debut on Dec. 21 vs. NY Rangers… Became the lowest Avalanche/Nordiques draft choice to ever make it to the NHL (288th overall)…Played in two games for the Avalanche before being reassigned on Dec. 23…Was recalled again on Jan. 19 and reassigned on Jan. 23…Picked up his first NHL point with an assist on Jan. 20 vs. Columbus…Recorded his first NHL goal and added two assists on March 11 at Atlanta. PLAYOFFS: Skated in all 10 postseason contests for the Avalanche…Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 1 of the WCQF at Minnesota on April 9…Tallied his first career playoff point with an assist in Game 6 vs. Minnesota on April 19.
2006-07: Named Ivy League Player of the Year as a junior at Dartmouth, the first unanimous selection since 1980…Became Dartmouth’s first-ever finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award…Named to the RBK/AHCA All-American First Team (East) and USCHO All-American Second Team…Led the Big Green in goals (18), assists (26) and points (44)…Won the ECAC scoring title with 31 points (11g/20a) in 22 league games…His 44 overall points tied for first in the ECAC…Finished sixth in NCAA scoring at 1.33 points-per-game…Earned first team All-ECACHL and All-Ivy League honors as well as being named Academic All-ECACHL for the second year in a row…Signed a two-year contract with the Avalanche on May 21, 2007.
2005-06: Named first team All-Ivy League as a sophomore…Led the Big Green with 17 goals in helping Dartmouth to its first-ever ECAC hockey title…Finished second on the team in points (34)…Tied for eighth in the ECAC in goals and his 0.52 goals-per-game average ranked 25th nationally.
2004-05: Played in 34 games as a freshman at Dartmouth College.
2003-04: Named to the BCHL First All-Star Team (Coastal) after collecting 93 points (33g/60a) in 53 games for the Coquitlam Express…Performed at the BCHL All-Star Game…Served as team captain.
2002-03: Limited to 35 games at Coquitlam due to injury…Winner of the Express Scholastic and Community Involvement Award.
2001-02: Made his BCHL debut with Coquitlam.
2000-01: Participated in the PIJHL All-Star Game as a member of the PoCo Bucs.
David and his wife, Kim, have a son, Ronan, who was born on Sept. 4, 2012…Resides in North Vancouver, B.C., during the offseason…Was born outside of Toronto but grew up in Vancouver…Is the lowest Avalanche/Nordiques draft choice to ever make it to the NHL (288th overall)…Visited cancer patients at HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora on Oct. 20, 2010…Partcipates in the Avalanche’s “Team Fit” program to encourage physical fitness among elementary school children…Was his high school’s graduating class valedictorian.