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


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June 2019 – Martin did not get a qualifying offer from the Sharks which means he becomes an unrestricted free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

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

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


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Winnipeg Monarchs U17 AAAWAAA U1729 24 1337 84|        
  Winnipeg Wild U18 AAAMU18HL3 0 00 4|        
  Team Manitoba CWG6 1 01 26|        
 2011-2012 Wenatchee Wild WHL59 6 410 52|Playoffs2 0 00
  Canada Western U17WHC-175 2 02 18|        
 2012-2013 Wenatchee Wild WHL68 9 716 97|Playoffs5 0 00 10 
 2013-2014 Wenatchee Wild WHL63 10 818 105|Playoffs13 2 13
 2014-2015 Wenatchee Wild WHL56 7 1724 86|Playoffs6 0 22
 2015-2016 Wenatchee Wild WHL4 3 14 6|        
  Swift Current BroncosWHL66 38 3169 74|        
  San Jose BarracudaAHL8 0 00 2|Playoffs3 0 00
 2016-2017 San Jose BarracudaAHL26 2 35 23|        
  Allen AmericansECHL7 2 24 12|        
 2017-2018 San Jose BarracudaAHL53 4 711 54|Playoffs1 0 00
 2018-2019 San Jose BarracudaAHL57 11 1728 85|Playoffs4 3 03 12 
 2019-2020 Tucson RoadrunnersAHL56 12 618 36|        
 2020-2021 Lausitzer FüchseDEL237 11 1324 84|        
 2021-2022 Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL60 4 1216 51|        
 2022-2023 Rapid City RushECHL38 13 1225 43|        
 2023-2024 Indy FuelECHL61 23 1235 54|