The Colorado Avalanche acquired forward Alex Tanguay, along with defenseman Cory Sarich, from the Calgary Flames on Thursday in a four-player trade.

The Avalanche sent forward David Jones and defenseman Shane O’Brien to the Flames.

“This trade adds needed size up front and grit on the back end while also allowing us to get younger,” Flames general manager Jay Feaster said in a statement. “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.”

The Avalanche traded him to Calgary in 2006 after he had a career-high 29 goals and 78 points. He scored 22 goals and had a career-best 81 points in 2006-07, his first season with the Flames. But after one more year in Calgary, he spent a season with the Montreal Canadiens and another with the Tampa Bay Lightning before returning to the Flames in 2010-11, putting up 22 goals and 69 points in his return. He declined to 13 goals and 49 points in 2011-12 and finished with 11 goals and 27 points this past season.

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