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Martin Jones
Martin Jones Monarchs
Position Goaltender
Catches Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
187 lb (85 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
San Jose Sharks
Los Angeles Kings

Manchester Monarchs (AHL)
Born June 5 1990 (1990-06-05) (age 26),
North Vancouver, BC, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2010 – present


Martin Jones (born January 10, 1990) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. Originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings, he played for the Kings and all their farm teams before leaving to Northern California. Jones was named the Western Hockey League's goaltender of the year in 2009–10 and won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

PersonalEdit

Jones was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia. His father, Harvey, is the Vice President of Arena Operations with the Vancouver Canucks. He has a brother, Jordan and a sister, Jocelyn.[1] Jones felt that his father's position with the Canucks gave him some opportunites within the game that most other kids would not get. He played midget with the Vancouver Northwest Giants of the BC Hockey Major Midget League.[2]

Playing careerEdit

The Calgary Hitmen selected Jones in the fourth round of the 2005 WHL Bantam Draft.[3] He joined the Hitmen in 2006–07 and served as the backup to Dan Spence for two seasons. He was eligible for the 2008 NHL Entry Draft but went undrafted. Offered a try-out with the Los Angeles Kings, Jones impressed team scouts at Los Angeles' rookie camp, and following a strong showing at their main camp, the team signed him to a three-year contract before reassigning him back to the Hitmen.[4] He emerged as Calgary's starting goaltender in 2008–09; his 45 wins for the Hitmen broke the team record of 39.[5] He led the league in wins, tied for the lead in shutouts (7) and finished third in goals against average (2.08).[6] He backstopped the Hitmen to 12 consecutive wins in the playoffs, tying a league record,[7] before the Hitmen lost the WHL championship series in six games to the Kelowna Rockets.[8]

Jones was invited to participate in the Canadian junior team's summer camp, and earned a spot on the team as the backup to Jake Allen for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[9] He started one preliminary round game against Slovakia, winning 8–2, and relieved Allen in the gold medal game against the Americans, though Canada lost the game in overtime and ended the tournament with the silver medal.[10] With the Hitmen, Jones finished with a league-best GAA of 2.21 and was named a First Team All-Star in the Eastern Conference. In advance of his second consecutive appearance in the championship series, the league named him the winner of the Del Wilson Trophy as the WHL's top goaltender.[11] During the season, he surpassed Spence's team record for career wins, and his 16 career shutouts are also a franchise record.

The Kings assigned Jones to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs to begin the 2010–11 season.[12] He also played with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL for a time,[13] but after posting a 16–3–0 record, .939 save percentage and 1.93 GAA in his first 22 games for the Monarchs, Jones was chosen to play in the 2011 AHL All-Star Game.[14] He was on the roster of the Los Angeles Kings as a spare when they won their first Stanley Cup, but did not play.[15]

Jones finished fourth in the AHL with 27 wins in 2012–13 and was also among the league leaders in games played (56) and shutouts (5).[16] Jones began the 2013–14 season with Manchester, but was recalled by Los Angeles on November 13, 2013, after Jonathan Quick suffered an injury.[17] As the backup for the Kings, he did not get into game action for three weeks. Jones made his NHL debut on December 3 and earned a 3–2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. He stopped all nine shooters he faced in a shootout to secure his first NHL win.[18] Jones won his second NHL start and made 16 saves to record his first NHL shutout four nights later against the New York Islanders.[19] He shut out the Montreal Canadiens in his next game, making him the first Kings goaltender to do so, and the second Los Angeles rookie to record consecutive shutouts, matching Gerry Desjardins, who did it in 1968–69.[20] Jones then found himself a full-time NHL goaltender for the first time after backup Ben Scrivens was traded to Edmonton, making Jones the team's primary backup to starter Quick.[21]

On June 26, 2015, Jones, set to become a restricted free agent on July 1, was traded to the Boston Bruins, along with Colin Miller and a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft (13th overall, Jakub Zboril), in exchange for forward Milan Lucic.[22] In turn, the Bruins traded Jones to the San Jose Sharks on June 30, 2015 in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and college prospect Sean Kuraly.[23] The Sharks signed him to a three-year contract worth $9 million.[24]


Career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

   
Season Team League GP Min GA SO GAA W L OTL SV SV%
2006–07 Calgary Hitmen WHL 18 1029 52 0 3.03 9 4 3 398 0.884
2007–08 Calgary Hitmen WHL 27 1529 54 1 2.12 18 8 1 551 0.911
2008–09 Calgary Hitmen WHL 55 3295 114 7 2.08 45 5 4 1233 0.915
2009–10 Calgary Hitmen WHL 48 2851 105 8 2.21 36 11 1 1192 0.919
2010–11 Ontario Reign ECHL 1 64 4 0 3.76 1 0 0 26 0.867
2010–11 Manchester Monarchs AHL 39 2187 82 4 2.25 23 12 1 996 0.924
WHL totals 148 8704 325 16 2.24 108 28 9 3374 .912

PlayoffsEdit

  Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League   GP W L OTL MIN GA SO GAA   GP W L MIN GA SO GAA
2006–07 Calgary Hitmen WHL 18 9 4 3 1059 52 0 3.03
2007–08 Calgary Hitmen WHL 27 18 8 1 1529 54 1 2.12 5 2 1 250 12 0 2.88
2008–09 Calgary Hitmen WHL 55 45 5 4 3295 114 7 2.08 18 14 4 1095 34 2 1.86
2009–10 Calgary Hitmen WHL 48 36 11 1 2851 105 8 2.21 23 16 6 1401 55 2 2.36
2010–11 Ontario Reign ECHL 1 1 0 0 64 4 0 3.76
2010–11 Manchester Monarchs AHL 39 23 12 1 2187 82 4 2.25 4 2 1 213 9 0 2.54
2011–12 Manchester Monarchs AHL 41 18 17 2 2166 94 1 2.60 3 1 1 155 6 0 2.33
2012–13 Manchester Monarchs AHL 56 27 25 4 3347 141 5 2.53 4 1 3 277 10 0 2.16
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 22 16 3 3 1351 48 2 2.13
2013–14 Los Angeles Kings NHL 19 12 6 0 1095 33 4 1.81 2 0 0 56 0 0 1.000
2014–15 Los Angeles Kings NHL 15 4 5 2 775 29 3 2.25
2015–16 San Jose Sharks NHL 65 37 23 4 3785 143 6 2.27
NHL totals 99 53 34 6 5655 205 13 2.17 2 0 0 56 0 0 1.000


Awards and honoursEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championship
Silver 2010 Canada Ice hockey
Award Year
Junior
WHL First All-Star Team 2009–10
WHL Second All-Star Team 2008–09 [25]
Del Wilson Trophy 2009–10 [11]
WHL Playoff MVP 2009–10 [26]
Hap Emms Memorial Trophy 2010 [27]
Memorial Cup All-Star team 2010 [27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Martin Jones player profile. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2010-04-28.
  2. Prest, Andy (2010-04-21). The pucks stop here. North Shore News. Retrieved on 2010-04-28.
  3. in Flett, Cory and Watts, Jessie: 2009–10 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League, 44. 
  4. North Van's Martin Jones tops CHL goaltending duties. CTV (2008-11-19). Retrieved on 2010-04-28.
  5. Fisher, Scott (2009-02-21). Piping hot! Jones sets team mark with 40th victory. Calgary Sun. Retrieved on 2010-04-28.
  6. in Flett, Cory and Watts, Jessie: 2009–10 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League, 147. 
  7. Hitmen advance to WHL final with sweep of Wheat Kings. The Sports Network (2009-04-22). Retrieved on 2010-04-28.
  8. Kelowna Rockets win WHL title. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (2009-05-10). Retrieved on 2010-04-28.
  9. Fisher, Scott (2009-12-27). Junior backup accepts role for good of Team Canada. Toronto Sun. Retrieved on 2010-04-28.
  10. New champs: USA stuns Canada. International Ice Hockey Federation (2010-01-05). Retrieved on 2010-04-28.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Seguin, Eberle named top league players. National Post (2010-04-28). Retrieved on 2010-04-28.
  12. Odland, Kristen (2010-09-25). Nostalgic night for Kozun and the Hitmen. Calgary Herald. Retrieved on 2010-09-26.
  13. Monarchs Recall Jones (2010-10-22). Retrieved on 2010-11-04.
  14. Atchue, A. J. (2011-01-20). Jones undrafted, but not unappreciated by Manchester. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2011-02-03.
  15. Ashmore, Mike. Cup win a learning experience for Jones. Ontario Reign Hockey Club. Retrieved on 2013-12-04.
  16. Martin Jones player card. American Hockey League. Retrieved on 2013-12-04.
  17. Halford, Mike (2013-11-13). With Quick hurt, Kings recall Jones. NBC Sports. Retrieved on 2013-12-04.
  18. Zupke, Curtis. "Jones, Kings beat Ducks in nine-round shootout", National Hockey League, 2013-12-03. Retrieved on 2013-12-04. 
  19. "Jones gets shutout, leads LA Kings past Isles 3-0", ESPN, 2013-10-07. Retrieved on 2013-12-10. 
  20. "Rookie Martin Jones shuts out Canadiens as Kings net six", ESPN, 2013-12-10. Retrieved on 2013-12-11. 
  21. Martin Jones Recalled to the Los Angeles Kings from the AHL.
  22. Bruins deal Lucic to Kings. TSN (26 June 2015). Retrieved on 26 June 2015.
  23. Sharks acquire Martin Jones from Bruins. San Jose Sharks (2015-06-30). Retrieved on 2015-06-30.
  24. B's trade G Jones to Sharks; inks 3-year deal. TSN (June 30, 2015). Retrieved on June 30, 2015.
  25. in Flett, Cory and Watts, Jessie: 2009–10 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League, 202. 
  26. Calgary crowned WHL champs; earn Memorial Cup berth. The Sports Network (2010-05-08). Retrieved on 2010-05-08.
  27. 27.0 27.1 MasterCard Memorial Cup Individual Award Winners Announced. Canadian Hockey League (2010-05-23). Retrieved on 2010-05-24.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Chet Pickard
Winner of the WHL Del Wilson Trophy
2010
Succeeded by
Darcy Kuemper



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