Veteran forward Jones at Ducks camp on PTO


The Anaheim Ducks have brought another experienced NHLer into training camp, signing David Jones to a professional tryout.

The deal, first reported by News 1130, comes after Anaheim GM Bob Murray had previously extended PTOs to Sean Bergenheim and David Booth.

And those PTOs came after Murray signed a trio of veterans in winger Mason Raymond, center Antoine Vermette and noted tough guy Jared Boll.

At first glance, it appears Jones has a greater shot at landing a deal than Bergenheim and Booth. He’s been an NHL regular, having found the back of the net 11 times in 75 games last year, split between Calgary and Minnesota.

Jones is also a two-time 20-goal scorer.

And as the earlier transactions noted, Murray likes his veteran forwards. We saw this last year, when he rounded out Anaheim’s group with the likes of Shawn Horcoff, Chris Stewart and Mike Santorelli.

All that said, this could simply be an exercise to get bodies into camp. Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, Hampus Lindholm and Jakob Silfverberg are all still competing at the World Cup, and won’t be in attendance.

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