At 34 years old, Martin Jones has this physical status:
Martin Jones (born January 10, 1990) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Jones, a standout goaltender for the Calgary Hitmen in junior, was named the Western Hockey League's Goaltender of the Year in 2009-2010 and earned a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Jones started his professional career with the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) and made his NHL debut in 2013, when he spent two seasons with the Los Angeles Kings as backup to Jonathan Quick.
Jones was crowned Stanley Cup champion in 2014 as a member of the Kings.
In 2017, he was selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game.
Jones was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Harvey Mayer, his father, is the Vice President of Arena Operations with the Vancouver Canucks. He has a brother, Jordan, and a sister, Jocelyn. Jones believed that his father's time with the Canucks provided him with some opportunities in the game that most other kids would not be able to enjoy. He competed in the 2003 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from North Vancouver as a youth. He competed for midget hockey with the Vancouver Northwest Giants of the BC Hockey Major Midget League in midget. Jones played ice hockey at the North Shore Winter Club at Handsworth Secondary School.
In the fourth round of the 2005 WHL Bantam Draft, the Calgary Hitmen selected Jones. He joined the Hitmen in 2006-07 and spent two seasons as the backup to Dan Spence. He was eligible for the 2008 NHL Entry Draft but went undrafted. Following a good showing at Los Angeles' rookie camp, Jones impressed team scouts and re-signed him to a three-year deal before reassigning him back to the Hitmen. In 2008-09, he became Calgary's starting goaltender; his 45 goals for the Hitmen tied their team record of 39. He led the league in victories, was tied for second place in shutouts (7), and came in third in goals against average (2.08). He led the Hitmen to 12 straight victories in the playoffs, tying a league record, before the Hitmen lost the WHL championship series in six games to the Kelowna Rockets. He was named a Second Team All-Star in the Eastern Conference following the season.
Jones had a 2.21 average in the Eastern Conference during the 2009-10 season as a member of the National Team, and he was named a First Team All-Star. The league named him the defender of the Del Wilson Trophy in advance of his second appearance in the championship series. He surpassed Spence's career win total, and his 16 shutouts were also a franchise record.
Jones was assigned by the Kings to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, to begin the 2010-2011 season. Jones was also a member of the Ontario Reign of the ECHL for a time, but after a record of 16–3–0,.939 save percentage, and 1.93 GAA in his first 22 Monarchs games, he was selected to play in the 2011 AHL All-Star Game. When the Los Angeles Kings won their first Stanley Cup as a reserve, he was on the roster as a reserve, but did not play.
Jones finished fourth in the AHL with 27 victories in 2012–13, and he was also one of the top players in games played (56) and shutouts (5). Jones joined Manchester in the 2013-2014 season, but after Jonathan Quick suffered an injury, he was recalled by Los Angeles on November 13, 2013. He did not get to game action for three weeks as the Kings' back-up. Jones made his NHL debut on December 3 when he defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3–2. He stopped all nine shooters he encountered in a shootout for his first NHL victory. Jones made 16 saves in his second NHL appearance and made his first NHL shutout four nights later against the New York Islanders, marking his second straight appearance in the NHL. In his next game, he shut down the Montreal Canadiens, making him the first Kings goaltender to do so and the second Los Angeles rookie to record consecutive shutouts, beating Gerry Desjardins who did it in 1968–69. After backup Ben Scrivens was traded to Edmonton, Jones became the team's primary backup to starter Quick, Jones converted him to a full-time NHL goaltender for the first time.
Jones, who was expected to become a restricted free agent in July 1, was traded to the Boston Bruins along with Colin Miller and a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft (13th overall, Jakub Zboril), in exchange for forward Milan Lucic on June 26, 2015. Jones was traded by the Bruins to the San Jose Sharks on June 30 in exchange for Sean Kuraly and a 2016 first-round pick. The Sharks have signed him to a three-year deal worth $9 million.
Jones, who played for the Sharks in his first season as a starting goaltender, had 65 games, including a.918 save percentage and his second most shutouts in the regular season, Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks had seven. Jones was one of the Sharks' first Stanley Cup Finals, starting 24 playoff games and getting shutouts in three of them.
Jones signed a six-year, $34.5 million contract extension on July 1, 2017.
Jones was off to a rocky start to the 2019-20 season, dropping four games in a row before being banned in favor of Dell. Jones' six-game winning streak in November was ended by a loss to the Edmonton Oilers, but even during this stretch, he maintained a.891 save percentage. The Sharks cut DeBoer in favour of Bob Boughner on December 11, 2019, who wanted to give Dell more playing time. Jones was rarely starting in San Jose by the new year: between January 1 and February 13, he played only three games, with 3.32 GAA and a.857 save percentage. He seemed to improve after going 4-4-0 with a 2.02 GAA and.927 save percentage in his last eight games before the NHL season was indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NHL announced that it would not finish the regular season but that the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs would begin with the 24 top-ranked teams in the league, the Sharks, who had the lowest attendance in the Western Conference, would not be included in the league.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic was causing so many games in a row, Boughner decided to platoon Jones and Devan Dubnyk to discourage either goaltender from overexerating. Jones was forced to take over as San Jose's primary goaltender after a mystery injury to Dubnyk on February 11, but rookie Alexei Melnichuk was called up from the AHL as his backup. Jones, who suffered in his first 12 starts, saw a 6–5–1 record, 3.85 GAA, and a.877 save percentage in his next 12 starts, and a 92 percent save rate in his next 12 starts. The change was short-lived and hampered by poor defense from Sharks skaters. The Sharks, who had already been barred from playoff contention, were no longer starting Jones in goal by May, opting instead to use Melnichuk and Josef Koenená. Jones appeared in 34 games in the 2020–21 season, during which he went 15–13–4 with a 3.28 GAA, 8.896 SV%, and one shutout. The Sharks bought out the remaining three years of Jones' contract on July 27, 2021, making him eligible for unrestricted free agents.
Jones was signed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the Philadelphia Flyers the day after the start of a free agency.
Jones, a free agent for the Flyers, inked a one-year, $2 million deal with the Seattle Kraken on July 13, 2022.
On October 21, 2022 against the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche, he would win his 200th career NHL appearance.