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Philadelphia Flyers sign Martin Jones to a 1-year deal

The Philadelphia Flyers sign Martin Jones to a 1-year deal with a $2M AAV.

An undrafted free agent, Jones signed with the Los Angeles Kings and spent three-plus seasons with Manchester of the American Hockey League before making his NHL debut on Dec. 3, 2013, in a 3-2 shootout victory against the Anaheim Ducks. That was the first of eight straight wins to start his NHL career, which matched Bob Froese’s record with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1982-83. Jones also had a 0.98 goals-against average, .966 save percentage and three shutouts during that stretch.

Jones played 19 games in 2013-14 and had a 12-6-0 record, 1.81 GAA, .934 save percentage and four shutouts as a backup to Jonathan Quick, and played two games in the postseason as the Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years.

Though Jones appeared in just 15 games in 2014-15, he became the fastest goalie in NHL history with seven career shutouts (29 games) since Frank Brimsek of the Boston Bruins accomplished it in 22 games in 1938-39.

On June 30, 2015, Jones was acquired by the San Jose Sharks in a trade from the Boston Bruins, who had picked up Jones four days earlier in a trade with the Kings. Presented the chance to be a No. 1 goalie for the first time in his NHL career, Jones flourished. He finished the season third in the League with 37 wins, was tied for second with six shutouts and established a team record for the longest shutout streak: 234 minutes, 33 seconds from Oct. 7-16.

Jones carried his solid play into the playoffs, winning 14 games as the Sharks reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since entering the NHL in 1991. That included back-to-back shutouts in Games 2 and 3 of the Western Conference Final against the St. Louis Blues.

He also won at least 30 games in each of the next three seasons.

Jones also helped Canada win a silver medal at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
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