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Calgary Flames' Alex Tanguay listens to a coach during training camp in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (CP)
Calgary Flames' Alex Tanguay listens to a coach during training camp in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (CP)

Flames trade Tanguay and Sarich to the Avs for Jones and O’Brien Add to ...

The Calgary Flames have traded forward Alex Tanguay and defenceman Cory Sarich to the Colorado Avalanche for forwards David Jones and defenceman Shane O’Brien.

“This trade adds needed size up front and grit on the back end while also allowing us to get younger.” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “We like the fact that Jones plays a north-south game, drives hard to the net, kills penalties and is a right hand shot. O’Brien is a hard guy to play against, knows how to get under the skin of the opposition and stands up for his teammates. We are pleased to add both of these players to our organization.”

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Jones, who has spent his entire NHL career with the Avalanche, has scored 70 goals and added 56 assists in 272 career games, but struggled to find the net last year recording just three goals and six assists in 33 games. The 28-year-old winger has three years remaining on a contract that has an annual cap hit of $4-million.

Calgary marks the sixth NHL club that O’Brien has been a part of, a noted defensive defenceman. The veteran has just 13 goals and 75 assists in 483 career games and has two years remaining on a contract that carries an cap hit of $2-million.

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