Jonathon Martin

San Jose Sharks
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Fantasy Summary

Big physical forward, don’t expect any value in the points column.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 2.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth August 23, 1995
Height 6‘1”
Weight 212 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

January 2017 – The month of December has seen a positive step for the hulking forward.  Martin has never been short on hard work, grit, and love for the dirty areas of the ice. In fact, ff the reward for hard work were points, Martin would be in the thick of the AHL’s points race. The difference is that lately the pucks are going in the net and he is playing up in the line-up with some better linemates. He is playing a smarter game and not skating himself out of position, staying in the open areas of the ice instead of banging and crashing at every opportunity. The improved balance between physicality and skill has been noticed and hopes to continue. Zachary DeVine

 

January 2017 – The San Jose Barracuda fourth-liner contributes in a lot of ways, just not often on the scoresheet. Martin’s found himself in and out of the lineup with a goal and assist in 17 AHL games. His play continues to improve, and he is more consistent in his effort. As a undrafted free agent signing, Martin was and is a project. His compete level does not wane, and he is a hard player to play against. His physical tools translate to the professional game, but the NHL level will take much more hard work and the offensive side of his game to click. Zachary DeVine

October 2016 – Big Jon Martin got a taste of AHL action late last season and went pointless in 11 games of bottom six duty. The adjustment might not have been immediate for the five-year WHL veteran, but his summer work looks to be paying off. Martin’s presence in the corners and in front of the net with his compete level are shining through. The jury is still out on how much of his offensive explosion, if any, with the Swift Current Broncos will translate to the AHL level, but a step forward was made in what will be a long development for the 21-year-old forward. Zachary DeVine

August 2016 – Jonathon Martin was signed as a free agent by the Sharks on March 2, 2016. A bit of a late bloomer, Martin posted forty-one goals and was over point-per-game in the WHL as a 20-year-old after four subpar (statistically speaking) years.

The big winger spent the vast majority of his five-year WHL career with the Kootenay Ice before being traded to the Swift Current Broncos near the start of the 2015-16 campaign. In five seasons in the WHL, Martin posted 73 goals and 68 assists in 316 games to go with 420 penalty minutes. He added five points in 26 playoff contests as well. Oddly, Martin scored more goals (38) in his 66 games with Swift Current than his previous 4+ years with the Ice (only 35). Also of note is Martin was named the captain of a young Broncos team in October.

Martin was added to the San Jose Barracuda roster after the Broncos failed to qualify for the WHL’s postseason. In 11 regular and playoffs games in the AHL, Martin registered no points and two penalty minutes. His play was very pedestrian overall in the AHL. He was not noticeable on the ice in either a good or bad way in multiple viewings. At the Sharks development camp, Martin was one of the better players on the ice. He finished the intra-squad practice with three assists, one of them a well played 2-on-1 with teammate Timo Meier.

His skating is above average for the size and style of player good hands, and a shot he did not use as often as he should. A full offseason getting ready for professional hockey and the Barracuda’s influx of young talent will be a better barometer for his abilities at the next level. Zachary DeVine


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Winnipeg Monarchs City Mdgt WCML 29 24 13 37 84 |          
  Winnipeg Wild Midget AAA MMHL 3 0 0 0 4 |          
  Team Manitoba CWG 6 1 0 1 26 |          
 2011-2012 Kootenay Ice WHL 59 6 4 10 52 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Canada Western U17 WHC-17 5 2 0 2 18 |          
 2012-2013 Kootenay Ice WHL 68 9 7 16 97 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 10 
 2013-2014 Kootenay Ice WHL 63 10 8 18 105 | Playoffs 13 2 1 3
 2014-2015 Kootenay Ice WHL 56 7 17 24 86 | Playoffs 6 0 2 2
 2015-2016 Kootenay Ice WHL 4 3 1 4 6 |          
  Swift Current Broncos WHL 66 38 31 69 74 |          
  San Jose Barracuda AHL 8 0 0 0 2 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
 2016-2017 San Jose Barracuda AHL 26 2 3 5 23 |          
  Allen Americans ECHL 7 2 2 4 12 |          
 2017-2018 San Jose Barracuda AHL 53 4 7 11 54 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
 2018-2019 San Jose Barracuda AHL 3 0 0 0 2 |          

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