SAN JOSE, CA – San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has acquired goaltender Martin Jones (@martin_jones31) from the Boston Bruins in exchange for a 2016 first round draft selection and unsigned draft selection Sean Kuraly.
Jones, 25, was acquired by Boston in a draft day trade with the Los Angeles Kings.
“Martin was at the top of our list of players that we had targeted,” said Wilson. “We’re extremely excited to have him on board.”
The six-foot-four, 190-pound Jones has appeared in 34 career NHL games, all with Los Angeles, posting a 16-11-2 record with a 1.99 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage. He was a member of the 2014 Stanley Cup winning squad.
Last season, he posted a 4-5-2 record with a 2.25 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage with three shutouts.
In 2013-14, Jones won his first eight NHL starts, tying an NHL record for consecutive wins to start a career. In that span, he posted an 8-0-0 record with a 0.98 goals-against average and three shutouts and was named NHL Co-Rookie of the Month for Dec. 2013. He was the first NHL goaltender to allow an average of less than one goal in each of his first eight games.
Jones spent parts of four seasons with Manchester of the American Hockey League (2010-2014), where he had an 84-57-10 record in 158 games, a 2.42 goals against average and a .920 save percentage, along with 12 shutouts. He was named to the AHL All-Star Team in 2014 and 2011
Internationally, Jones represented Canada at the 2015 World Championships, posting a 2-0 record and a 1.50 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage, helping the squad capture a gold medal. He also played for Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championships, capturing a silver medal. He played in two games, going 1-1 with a 2.30 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage.
Kuraly was originally drafted by San Jose in the fifth round (133rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft and is entering his senior season with Miami University.