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Jones Wins Xactly Inspired Performance 3 Stars Award

by San Jose Sharks @sanjosesharks /

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that Martin Jones is the winner of the 2016-17 Xactly Inspired Performance "Three Stars of the Year" award. Jones will be honored with an award from Xactly in an on-ice presentation following tonight's game against the Calgary Flames at SAP Center at San Jose (@SAPCenter). On behalf of the winner, Xactly will donate $5,000 to the Sharks Foundation.

Jones has posted a 35-23-6 record in 65 games this season with a .912 save percentage and 2.40 goals-against average. His 35 wins ranks seventh amongst all NHL goaltenders this season, and his .958 shorthanded save percentage is 14th amongst NHL netminders with at least 10 games played.

Since joining the Sharks, before the start of the 2015-16 season, Jones is second in games played (130) and tied for second in wins (72) amongst all NHL goalies. Additionally, his 2.33 goals-against average is tied for 12th (minimum 20 games played).

Jones was named the Sharks Foundation "Sharks Player of the Month" during the month of November. He went 6-5-1, with a .920 save percentage and a 2.05 goals-against average in that time.

The goaltender was named to his first NHL All-Star game this season. Last season, he finished tied for seventh in voting for the NHL's Vezina Trophy, awarded to the League's top goaltender, and finished ninth in voting for the NHL Postseason All-Star Team.

The six-foot-four, 190-pound native of North Vancouver, British Columbia, was originally signed by Los Angeles as a free agent in October 2008. He was acquired by San Jose in a trade from Boston in June of 2015.

The Sharks "Xactly Inspired Performance Three Stars of the Year" Award winner is tabulated by the number of times a player is named a "star" of the game. At the end of each regular season game, players received five points for being chosen first star, three points for second star and one point for third star as listed on the official NHL game sheet. Each star is chosen by members of the media based on the player's performance each game.

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