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Martin Jones (born January 10, 1990) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). A standout goaltender in junior with the Calgary Hitmen, 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.

Martin Jones
Martin Jones 2016.jpg
Jones in 2016 with the San Jose Sharks
Born (1990-01-10) January 10, 1990 (age 29)
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
San Jose Sharks
Los Angeles Kings
National team  Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Jones started his professional career in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Manchester Monarchs and made his NHL debut in 2013, where he spent two seasons with the Los Angeles Kings as backup to Jonathan Quick. In 2014, Jones won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Kings. He was chosen to play in the NHL All-Star Game in 2017.

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Personal lifeEdit

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 opportunities within the game that most other kids would not get.[2] As a youth, he played in the 2003 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from North Vancouver.[3] He played midget level with the Vancouver Northwest Giants of the BC Hockey Major Midget League.[4] Jones attended Handsworth Secondary School[citation needed] and played ice hockey at the North Shore Winter Club.[5]

Playing careerEdit

JuniorEdit

The Calgary Hitmen selected Jones in the fourth round of the 2005 WHL Bantam Draft.[6] 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.[2] 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.[7] He emerged as Calgary's starting goaltender in 2008–09; his 45 wins for the Hitmen broke the team record of 39.[8] He led the league in wins, tied for the lead in shutouts (7) and finished third in goals against average (2.08).[9] He backstopped the Hitmen to 12 consecutive wins in the playoffs, tying a league record,[10] before the Hitmen lost the WHL championship series in six games to the Kelowna Rockets.[11]

 
Jones playing for the Canadian junior team in 2009.

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.[12] He started one preliminary round game against Slovakia, winning 8–2,[13] 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.[14] 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.[15] 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.[16] During the season, he surpassed Spence's team record for career wins,[2] and his 16 career shutouts are also a franchise record.[17]

ProfessionalEdit

Los Angeles KingsEdit

The Kings assigned Jones to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs to begin the 2010–11 season.[18] He also played with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL for a time,[19] 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.[20] He was on the roster of the Los Angeles Kings as a spare when they won their second Stanley Cup, but did not play.[21]

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).[22] Jones began the 2013–14 season with Manchester, but was recalled by Los Angeles on November 13, 2013, after Jonathan Quick suffered an injury.[23] 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.[24] Jones won his second NHL start and made 16 saves to record his first NHL shutout four nights later against the New York Islanders.[25] 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.[26] 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.[27]

San Jose SharksEdit

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.[28] 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.[29] The Sharks signed him to a three-year contract worth $9 million.[30]

Having his first season as a starting goaltender, Jones had 65 games in 2015–16 with the Sharks, finishing with a 2.27 goal-against average, .918 save percentage,[31] and the second most shutouts in the regular season with six, next to Chicago Blackhawks netminder Corey Crawford with seven. Jones then helped the Sharks reach their first Stanley Cup Finals, starting 24 playoff games and having shutouts in three of them.[32]

On July 1, 2017 he signed a six-year extension through 2024.[33]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

  Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League   GP W L OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%   GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2006–07 Calgary Hitmen WHL 18 9 4 3 1059 52 0 3.03 .884
2007–08 Calgary Hitmen WHL 27 18 8 1 1529 54 1 2.12 .911 5 2 1 250 12 0 2.88 .879
2008–09 Calgary Hitmen WHL 55 45 5 4 3295 114 7 2.08 .915 18 14 4 1095 34 2 1.86 .921
2009–10 Calgary Hitmen WHL 48 36 11 1 2851 105 8 2.21 .919 23 16 6 1401 55 2 2.36 .915
2010–11 Ontario Reign ECHL 1 1 0 0 64 4 0 3.76 .917
2010–11 Manchester Monarchs AHL 39 23 12 1 2187 82 4 2.25 .924 4 2 1 213 9 0 2.54 .921
2011–12 Manchester Monarchs AHL 41 18 17 2 2166 94 1 2.60 .867 3 1 1 155 6 0 2.33 .933
2012–13 Manchester Monarchs AHL 56 27 25 4 3347 141 5 2.53 .919 4 1 3 277 10 0 2.16 .932
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 22 16 3 3 1351 48 2 2.13 .919
2013–14 Los Angeles Kings NHL 19 12 6 0 1095 33 4 1.81 .934 2 0 0 56 0 0 0.00 1.000
2014–15 Los Angeles Kings NHL 15 4 5 2 775 29 3 2.25 .906
2015–16 San Jose Sharks NHL 65 37 23 4 3762 143 6 2.27 .918 24 14 10 1473 53 3 2.16 .923
2016–17 San Jose Sharks NHL 65 35 23 6 3819 152 2 2.40 .912 6 2 4 377 11 1 1.75 .935
2017–18 San Jose Sharks NHL 60 30 22 6 3416 145 4 2.55 .915 10 6 4 585 22 2 2.26 .928
2018–19 San Jose Sharks NHL 62 36 19 5 3598 176 3 2.94 .896 20 10 9 1154 58 0 3.02 .898
NHL totals 285 153 98 23 16,409 676 22 2.47 .911 62 32 27 3,646 144 6 2.37 .917

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing   Canada
World Championships
  2015 Czech Republic
World Junior Championship
  2010 Canada
   
Year Team Tournament Result GP Min GA SO GAA W L OTL SV SV%
2010 Canada WJC   2 78 3 0 2.30 1 1 0 33 0.917
2015 Canada WC   2 120 3 1 1.50 2 0 0 35 0.921
Junior totals 2 78 3 0 2.30 1 1 0 33 0.917
Senior totals 2 120 3 1 1.50 2 0 0 35 0.921

Awards and honoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Martin Jones player profile". Hockey Canada. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Walker, Ian (December 3, 2009). "Calgary Hitmen goalie Martin Jones taking net success in stride". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved April 28, 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Prest, Andy (April 21, 2010). "The pucks stop here". North Shore News. Retrieved April 28, 2010.[permanent dead link]
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  6. ^ Flett, Cory; Watts, Jessie (eds.). 2009–10 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League. p. 44.
  7. ^ "North Van's Martin Jones tops CHL goaltending duties". CTV. November 19, 2008. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  8. ^ Fisher, Scott (February 21, 2009). "Piping hot! Jones sets team mark with 40th victory". Calgary Sun. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  9. ^ Flett, Cory; Watts, Jessie (eds.). 2009–10 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League. p. 147.
  10. ^ "Hitmen advance to WHL final with sweep of Wheat Kings". The Sports Network. April 22, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  11. ^ "Kelowna Rockets win WHL title". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. May 10, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  12. ^ Fisher, Scott (December 27, 2009). "Junior backup accepts role for good of Team Canada". Toronto Sun. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
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  14. ^ "New champs: USA stuns Canada". International Ice Hockey Federation. January 5, 2010. Archived from the original on January 18, 2010. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
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  25. ^ "Jones gets shutout, leads LA Kings past Isles 3–0". ESPN. October 7, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
  26. ^ "Rookie Martin Jones shuts out Canadiens as Kings net six". ESPN. December 10, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
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  28. ^ "Bruins deal Lucic to Kings". TSN. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  29. ^ "Sharks acquire Martin Jones from Bruins". San Jose Sharks. June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  30. ^ "B's trade G Jones to Sharks; inks 3-year deal". TSN. June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
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  34. ^ http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/11964/whl_announces200910_conference_allstar_teams_and_award_finalists/
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Chet Pickard
Winner of the WHL Del Wilson Trophy
2010
Succeeded by
Darcy Kuemper