Add former NLL Rookie of the Year Adam Jones to the list of those now under contract. The Colorado Mammoth announced today that it has signed the star left-hander to a five-year agreement (pending league approval), the longest-ever in franchise history.
“Adam’s already a star, and one of the best young talents in the National Lacrosse League,” said Mammoth president & general manager Steve Govett, who negotiated the deal.
Jones has 62 goals in two seasons, and is two points shy of 150 for his career. In 2013, he finished tied for fifth in the league with 12 power-play goals, and his 33 total goals were tied for eighth. The Owen Sound, Ontario native had 12 multi-goal games, and set single-game career-highs in goals (5) and points (8) in the 2013 regular-season finale. In two career playoff appearances, the 24-year-old has seven goals and an assist to his credit.
Jones led all rookies in assists (47) and points (76) in 2012. Both stats, as well as his goal total (29), were franchise records for a first-year player.
The Mammoth now has a league-high 21 players under contract.