Martin Jones signs 3-year, $9 million contract with Sharks
The San Jose Sharks have signed goalie Martin Jones to a three-year contract worth $9 million.
It's a three-year deal that will pay Jones a total of $9 million, according to Jones' agent, via Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.
Jones has been traded twice in the past week, originally going from the Los Angeles Kings to the Bruins as a part of the Milan Lucic trade just before the start of the NHL draft on Friday, and then going to San Jose on Tuesday afternoon in exchange for a 2016 first-round draft pick and a prospect.
It's a difficult contract to judge at this point because it has the potential to be a steal for the Sharks if Jones ends up becoming a quality starter, something he has shown flashes of doing over the first two years of his career with the Kings. But there is also a significant risk involved because Jones has only started 29 games in his career and it is next to impossible to make any sort of judgement on an NHL goaltender on that small of a sample size.
The Sharks were in need of a goaltender after trading the free agents rights to veteran Antti Niemi to the Dallas Stars over the weekend and then missing out on just about every other goalie that changed teams. Niemi ended up signing a three-year, $4.5 million per year contract with the Stars.
Jones was a restricted free agent before signing with the Sharks.
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