The Avalanche announced that they have re-signed forward David Jones to a new 1-year deal, reportedly worth $2.5 million. Jones was scheduled to become a restricted free agent on Friday afternoon, after scoring 27 goals and 18 assists in 77 games for the Avalanche in 2011. Jones should make for a good pick in next season's hockey pool draft, as he ranked 113th among all forwards last season.
Another blueline signing for the Canadiens, as Yannick Weber signed a new 2-year deal on Wednesday afternoon, reportedly worth $1.7 million, which works out to be an $850,000 cap hit per season. Weber was also scheduled to become a restricted free agent on Friday, after scoring 1 goal and 10 assists in 41 games for the Habs in 2011. He might be more of a pool pick half way through the 2012 season, depending on what kind of ice-time he receives.
The Canucks have re-signed defenseman Andrew Alberts to a new 2-year deal, which is reportedly worth $2.45 million over the duration of the agreement, which works out to be a $1.225 million cap hit per season. Alberts, 29, was scheduled to hit the unrestricted free agent market as a defensive defenseman, scoring only 1 goal and 6 assists in 46 games with the club in 2011. He isn't much of a fantasy player, but he does figure into quite a few games.