Lightning Sign Restricted Free Agents Jones, Tukonen
A native of Central Butte, Saskatchewan, Jones played in 80 games with the Admirals last season, registering 20 goals and 54 points, both professional career highs. He ranked second on Norfolk in assists (34) and points, tying for second in power play goals (8) and placing fourth in goals.
Jones was drafted by Tampa Bay in the fourth round, 102nd overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
A native of Hyvinkaa, Finland, Tukonen played in 21 games with Ilves Tampere and 14 games with Lukko Rauma of the Finnish Elite League last season. He accumulated eight goals and 21 points despite having his season shortened due to injury.
Tukonen was acquired by the Lightning from the Dallas Stars in exchange for D Andrew Hutchinson on November 30, 2008. He was drafted by Los Angeles in the first round, 11th overall, of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.