Martin Jones

by Dobber Sports on April 3, 2013
Martin Jones - Photo Courtesy of ESPN

 

Martin Jones, G

Catches: R

Height: 6-4

Weight: 189

Born: 1990-01-10

Hometown: Vancouver, BC, CAN

Undrafted – Signed by Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

September 2015 – Jones shone brightly in his first appearance as a Shark, shutting the Vancouver Canucks out in their own building during the team's second pre season game. The newest San Jose member was calm and collected as he turned away all 30 shots he faced. Jones will look to build off his strong start and grab a firm hold on the starting position as he continues to battle Alex Stalock for the SJ crease. – Cam Robinson

 

February 2015 – Jones has continued to impress as Jonathan Quick's understudy. The efficient, 6'4" netminder is the fastest goalie ever to record seven NHL shutouts. However, his path to possible stardom is blocked by Quick in Los Angeles. A top candidate for a starting shot elsewhere, he happens to be an impending RFA. LA's cap crunch may facilitate an offseason move to greener pastures, so if you can grab him now for the right price, do it. -Sheng Peng

 

January 2014- Jones was called up by Los Angeles to help fill the void left by Jonathan Quick’s injury. Jones responded with an 8-3-0 record with three shut-outs. His .950 save percentage is still tops on the Kings stat sheet even after Jones’ return to Manchester on January 6th, 2014. His 9-2-2 record with one shut out with Manchester was good enough to earn him a spot on the AHL All-Star team.  This has been a great showing by Jones at both levels this year. Pete Richmire

 

November 2013 – Jones secured the number one spot for Manchester this season and has responded with a 9-2-2-0 record, 2.24 GAA and .927 save percentage through his first 13 games. He was recalled to the Kings following an injury to Jonathan Quick. Signed as an undrafted free-agent, Jones has climbed the ranks through the Kings organization fast and this should be his opportunity to show what he can do. Jones has an above average glove hand and is quick across the crease. These next couple of weeks should tell a lot about Jones. Pete Richmere

 

March 2013 – With all the talk about the Kings possibly trading Jonathan Bernier, Martin Jones becomes an extremely attractive prospect goalie to be holding going into next season. He is an optimally large framed goalie who has solid footwork and a never quit attitude. It’s a wonder he was never drafted, and Los Angeles’ scouting staff did a great job at locking him up before he posted a 45 win season in the Western Hockey League. He has played over 40 games in all 3 of his pro seasons in the AHL and should finish this campaign north of 55 starts. His goals against average and save percentage stats have been decreasing in the AHL, but most of this downward trend can be attributed to the quality of players in front of him for Manchester. If you are looking for a prospect goalie below Robin Lehner and Jacob Markstrom, Martin Jones is one of the top in ‘Tier Two’ of future net-minders. Jason Banks

 

Fantasy Outlook:  A-

Jones will earn more playing time sooner than later but must prove he can thrive outside of LA's stifling defense.

 

 

Footage:

Jones makes a desperation save:

 

 

Jones displaying great athleticism making a trio of large saves in an AHL game.

 

 

 

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