• Stalwart in preseason win

    News: Martin Jones stopped 30 of 31 Vancouver shots en route to a preseason win for San Jose on Tuesday.
    Analysis: If it wasn't 100% certain before, it looks clearer all the time: Martin Jones is the starting goaltender in San Jose.
  • Sharks' Jones Expected To Serve As No. 1 Goalie

    News: Martin Jones is expected to open the season as the Sharks' No. 1 goaltender, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: After he was acquired in a draft-day trade with the Bruins and promptly inked to a three-year, $9 million contract, Martin Jones is expected to take over as the Sharks' primary option between the pipes for Antti Niemi, who departed this offseason after a five-year tenure in San Jose. Holdover Alex Stalock is still around to challenge for the No. 1 gig, but with a new coach in town in Peter DeBoer, Jones should find himself on the top of the depth chart at the opening of training camp. Though he has only 34 games of NHL experience under his belt, Jones has ideal size (6-foot-4, 187 pounds) and has thrived at every level of hockey, including a 16-11-2 mark in his two seasons with the Kings that he supplemented with a 1.99 GAA, .923 save percentage, and seven shutouts. Jones surely benefited from playing behind one of the league's premier defenses in Los Angeles, and though his numbers are expected to take a hit due to San Jose's inferior back end and the promise of an increased workload, the 25-year-old should nonetheless provide reliable play in the net for his new squad.
  • Sharks, Jones Reach Agreement On Three-Year Deal

    News: Martin Jones signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Sharks on Tuesday, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: Martin Jones has been a member of three different teams within less than a week, but in agreeing to the new contract, it appears he's finally settled on a permanent home. At a $3 million cap hit, Jones will be almost twice as expensive as holdover Alex Stalock ($1.6 million), but both goalies should have a legitimate chance at fighting for the No. 1 job. With the Sharks bringing in a new coach in Peter DeBoer, Stalock doesn't figure to be shown any loyalty as the incumbent, which should allow for the better of the two goalies in training camp to rise to the top of the depth chart to begin the season.
  • Bruins Deal Jones To San Jose

    News: Martin Jones was traded to the Sharks on Tuesday in exchange for a 2016 first-round pick and prospect Sean Kuraly, NHL.com reports.
    Analysis: Martin Jones, who spent last season with the Kings, was acquired by the Bruins just four days ago. He'll now head back to the West Coast, and should be given the chance to push Alex Stalock for the top goalie job in San Jose. Jones appeared in 15 games as the backup to Jonathan Quick with the Kings in 2014-15, going 4-5-2 with a 2.25 GAA and .906 save percentage. The 25-year-old has been even more dominant at times than those numbers suggest, as he's already compiled seven shutouts in 34 career matches.
  • Bruins Acquire Jones From Kings

    News: The Bruins traded Milan Lucic to the Kings on Friday in exchange for Martin Jones, the 13th overall pick in the NHL Draft, and prospect Colin Miller, TSN.ca reports.
    Analysis: The deal frees up needed salary cap space for the Bruins, who for now hold the No. 13, 14, and 15 picks in this year's draft. Moreover, adding Martin Jones gives the team an experienced backup option behind top goalie Tuukka Rask, a scenario which allows the organization to exercise patience with the promising Malcolm Subban.
  • Oilers Stun Jones, Kings

    News: Martin Jones made only 18 saves on 21 shots Tuesday in a 4-2 loss to the Oilers.
    Analysis: This is a brutal loss for Martin Jones and the Kings, coming as it did against the basement-dwelling Oilers, and it's a harsh blow to their playoff hopes. They've got to catch either the Flames or the Jets over the season's final two games, and they're going to need help to do it. More than likely, it'll be Jonathan Quick back in net for those contests.
  • Kings Roll With Jones On Tuesday

    News: Martin Jones led the Kings on the ice for warmups and will receive the start in goal Tuesday against the Oilers, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
    Analysis: With the Kings' playoff spot on the bubble, there was some belief coach Darryl Sutter may ride Jonathan Quick the rest of the way. However, with the Kings on the losing end of a grueling shootout loss to the Canucks a night earlier, Martin Jones will get a chance to start for the first time since Feb. 27, and just the second time in 36 games. Since the Oilers possess one of the league's worst records, Jones probably makes for a dependable starting option for both the Kings and those looking for streaming options in spite of the lack of work he's received of late. Jones carries a 4-4-2 record, 2.18 GAA and .909 save percentage into Tuesday's contest.
  • Kings' Jones Makes 9 Saves In Relief Duty

    News: Martin Jones stopped nine of 10 shots in relief of Jonathan Quick in Saturday's loss to the Wild.
    Analysis: A decent outing for Martin Jones, who hasn't started a game since February 27th. He won't get credit for the loss, so his record stays at 4-4-2 with a .909 save percentage and 2.18 GAA. Quick has started 14 straight games, so unless Jones is making another relief appearance, don't expect to see the 25-year-old in the crease as Los Angeles makes one final push for a playoff spot.
  • Kings' Jones Perfect In Relief

    News: Martin Jones saved all seven shots he faced after entering in the third period of Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Jets.
    Analysis: Martin Jones doesn't get many opportunities in net backing up Jonathan Quick, has now appeared in consecutive games after not seeing the ice for over a month before Friday's start. The 25-year-old was solid in relief, but quick will still see the large majority of starts as the Kings make their push toward the playoffs.
  • Kings' Jones Coughs Up Lead Late In Rare Start

    News: Martin Jones let in three goals on 31 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Ducks on Friday. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.
    Analysis: Making just his 12th appearance of the season and first since Jan. 12, Martin Jones squandered a 2-0 lead in the third period, giving up all three goals in less than seven minutes. His late-game implosion only further distances himself from starter Jonathan Quick, who -- with the Kings fighting for a playoff spot -- is a lock to start almost every one of the Kings' games going forward.