Martin Jones

G | 6' 4" | 190 lb | Age: 30 | San Jose Sharks
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Born: January 10, 1990

Birthplace: North Vancouver, BC, CAN

Shoots: Left

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Few players in NHL history have made their mark on the game as quickly as Jones.

A native of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Jones won the Del Wilson Trophy as the top goalie in the Western Hockey League in 2009-10 and was named playoff MVP as Calgary captured the title. Jones also won the Hap Emms Trophy as the top goalie in the Memorial Cup in 2010.

An undrafted free agent, Jones signed with the Los Angeles Kings and spent three-plus seasons with Manchester of the American Hockey League before making his NHL debut on Dec. 3, 2013, in a 3-2 shootout victory against the Anaheim Ducks. That was the first of eight straight wins to start his NHL career, which matched Bob Froese's record with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1982-83. Jones also had a 0.98 goals-against average, .966 save percentage and three shutouts during that stretch.

Jones played 19 games in 2013-14 and had a 12-6-0 record, 1.81 GAA, .934 save percentage and four shutouts as a backup to Jonathan Quick, and played two games in the postseason as the Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years.

Though Jones appeared in just 15 games in 2014-15, he became the fastest goalie in NHL history with seven career shutouts (29 games) since Frank Brimsek of the Boston Bruins accomplished it in 22 games in 1938-39.

On June 30, 2015, Jones was acquired by the San Jose Sharks in a trade from the Boston Bruins, who had picked up Jones four days earlier in a trade with the Kings. Presented the chance to be a No. 1 goalie for the first time in his NHL career, Jones flourished. He finished the season third in the League with 37 wins, was tied for second with six shutouts and established a team record for the longest shutout streak: 234 minutes, 33 seconds from Oct. 7-16.

Jones carried his solid play into the playoffs, winning 14 games as the Sharks reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since entering the NHL in 1991. That included back-to-back shutouts in Games 2 and 3 of the Western Conference Final against the St. Louis Blues.

He also won at least 30 games in each of the next three seasons.

Jones also helped Canada win a silver medal at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship.

 

NOTES & TRANSACTIONS

 

  • WHL East Second All-Star Team (2009)

  • WHL East First All-Star Team (2010)

  • WHL Goaltender of the Year (2010)

  • Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2010)

  • Played in NHL All-Star Game (2017)

  • Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, October 2, 2008.

  • Traded to Boston by Los Angeles with Colin Miller and Los Angeles' 1st round pick (Jakub Zboril) in 2015 NHL Draft for Milan Lucic, June 26, 2015.

  • Traded to San Jose by Boston for Sean Kuraly and San Jose's 1st round pick (Trent Frederic) in 2016 NHL Draft, June 30, 2015.