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Sharks Sign Forward Jon Martin

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks
photo from scbroncos.com

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed right wing Jon Martin (@jmartin_17) to a standard, entry-level contract.

"Jon is a well-rounded player who brings a high skill set but also a tough, physical game." said Wilson. "His game has really blossomed this season under Broncos General Manager and Head Coach Mark Lamb. As a result, he had a lot of suitors and we are thrilled that he has decided to join the Sharks organization."

Martin, 20, currently leads the Swift Current Broncos with 66 points (36 goals, 30 assists) and has posted 68 penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating in 60 games in the Western Hockey League (WHL) this season. He currently ranks T-9th in the league in goals and was named the WHL's Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 18. He has posted career highs in goals, assists and points this season as Swift Current's captain.

In 306 career WHL games with Kootenay and Swift Current, Martin has recorded 134 points (68 goals, 66 assists) and 408 penalty minutes. He represented Canada Western in the 2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, posting two goals and 18 penalty minutes in five games.

The six-foot-two, 220-pound forward is a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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