Jones had a very successful career with the Express before making his way to the NHL. He won the team’s Unsung Hero award during the 2001-02 season and the Scholastic and Community Involvement Award in 2002-03, but his breakout season was during 2003-04 where he led the Express with 93 points in just 53 games. During that season, he served as team captain, was the team’s Most Valuable Player and Top Forward, and was then drafted in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft 288th overall.
Following his junior playing career, he played 3 years of collegiate hockey at Dartmouth College. In 2006–07, he was named Ivy League Player of the Year, also becoming a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.
He was in his first season in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Lake Erie Monsters before being called up by the Avalanche on December 20, 2007. Jones scored his first career NHL goal on March 11, 2008 in a 5–2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers. He also tallied two assists and was named as the first star of the game.
He re-signed with the Avalanche to a four year contract on June 7th 2012, where he continues to play.
|Drafted by Colorado Avalanche Round 9 # 288 overall 2003 NHL Entry Draft
|2003 - 2004
||Coquitlam Express (BCHL)
|2004 - 2007
||Dartmouth College (NCAA)
|2007 - 2008
||Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)
|2007 - 2011
||Colorado Avalanche (NHL)