Martin Jones is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender, presently affiliated with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League. His prior engagements include playing for the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Philadelphia Flyers, and Seattle Kraken.
Age- 33 years
Height- 1.93 m
Weight- 86 kg
Born- 10 January 1990
Birthplace-North Vancouver, Canada
Profession-Canadian ice hockey goaltender
Dates joined- 2023 (Toronto Maple Leafs), 2022 (Seattle Kraken), MORE
Current team-Toronto Maple Leafs (#31 / Goaltender)
Jones hails from North Vancouver, British Columbia, and his father, Harvey, holds the role of Vice-President of Arena Operations with the Vancouver Canucks. Jones acknowledged that his father’s position within the Canucks organization afforded him unique opportunities in the hockey world that many other children might not have experienced.
Jones has a sibling, Jordan, and a sister named Jocelyn.
Wife and Children
Alex Jones is the spouse of Martin Jones, a Canadian ice hockey goaltender. In 2022, the couple joyfully welcomed their son, Rory.
During his youth, Jones participated in the 2003 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament as a member of a minor ice hockey team from North Vancouver. He also played at the midget level with the Vancouver Northwest Giants in the BC Hockey Major Midget League.
The Calgary Hitmen selected Jones in the fourth round of the 2005 WHL Bantam Draft. Joining the Hitmen in the 2006–07 season, he served as the backup for two years before emerging as the starting goaltender in the 2008–09 season, setting team records and earning recognition as a Second Team All-Star in the Eastern Conference.
During the 2009–10 season, Jones, still with the Hitmen, achieved a league-best goals-against average (GAA) of 2.21, earned the Del Wilson Trophy as the WHL’s top goaltender, and surpassed career records for wins and shutouts with the team.
Moving to the Los Angeles Kings organization, Jones played in the AHL and ECHL before making his NHL debut. He was part of the Kings’ roster during their first Stanley Cup win in 2012 but did not play.
Jones was traded to the Boston Bruins in 2015, and then to the San Jose Sharks, where he signed a three-year contract. His journey continued, attending the Maple Leafs’ training camp in 2023, being assigned to the AHL affiliate, and eventually making his Leafs debut in December 2023. Throughout his career, Jones has showcased his goaltending skills and contributed to various teams, including representing Canada in the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
Martin Jones Contracts
On June 26, 2015, Jones, slated to become a restricted free agent on July 1, was traded to the Boston Bruins. The deal involved Colin Miller and a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft (13th overall, Jakub Zbořil), with Milan Lucic going the other way. Subsequently, the Bruins traded Jones to the San Jose Sharks on June 30, acquiring Sean Kuraly and a 2016 first-round pick in return. The Sharks secured Jones with a three-year contract worth $9 million.
On July 1, 2017, Jones committed to a six-year, $34.5 million contract extension with the Sharks. A day later, on the opening of free agency, he signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.
On July 13, 2022, as a free agent from the Flyers, Jones entered a one-year, $2 million contract with the Seattle Kraken for the 2022–23 season. For the third consecutive off season as a free agent, Jones signed a one-year, $875,000 contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on August 9, 2023.
Net Worth 2023
As of 2023, Martin Jones has accumulated a net worth of $110 million.
Latest News about Martin Jones
Martin Jones Set to Make Debut Start with Maple Leafs Against Rangers
Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe confirmed to the media that backup goalie Martin Jones will be in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
The 33-year-old veteran stepped in during Thursday’s victory against the Ottawa Senators when Joseph Woll exited the game with a lower-body injury.
Unfortunately, Woll is sidelined week-to-week with a high ankle sprain, leaving Ilya Samsonov and Jones as the team’s goaltending duo for the foreseeable future.
Jones, with a career spanning 444 NHL games and stints with the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Philadelphia Flyers, and Seattle Kraken, boasts a 2.70 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage. His upcoming start with the Maple Leafs marks the beginning of his tenure with the team.
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