Martin Jones (ice hockey)

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Martin Jones
Born(1990-01-10) January 10, 1990 (age 23)
North Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CatchesLeft
NHL teamManchester Monarchs
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career2010–present
 
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Martin Jones
Born(1990-01-10) January 10, 1990 (age 23)
North Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CatchesLeft
NHL teamManchester Monarchs
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career2010–present

Martin Jones (born January 10, 1990) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL). A prospect of the Los Angeles Kings, Jones was named the Western Hockey League's goaltender of the year in 2009–10 and won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

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Personal

Jones was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia. His father, Harvey, is the Vice President of Arena Operations with the Vancouver Canucks. He has a brother, Jordan and a sister, Jocelyn.[1] Jones felt that his father's position with the Canucks gave him some opportunites within the game that most other kids would not get.[2] He played midget with the Vancouver Northwest Giants of the BC Hockey Major Midget League.[3]

Playing career

The Calgary Hitmen selected Jones in the fourth round of the 2005 WHL Bantam Draft.[4] He joined the Hitmen in 2006–07 and served as the backup to Dan Spence for two seasons. He was eligible for the 2008 NHL Entry Draft but went undrafted.[2] Offered a try-out with the Los Angeles Kings, Jones impressed team scouts at Los Angeles' rookie camp, and following a strong showing at their main camp, the team signed him to a three-year contract before reassigning him back to the Hitmen.[5] He emerged as Calgary's starting goaltender in 2008–09; his 45 wins for the Hitmen broke the team record of 39.[6] He led the league in wins, tied for the lead in shutouts (7) and finished third in goals against average (2.08).[7] He backstopped the Hitmen to 12 consecutive wins in the playoffs, tying a league record,[8] before the Hitmen lost the WHL championship series in six games to the Kelowna Rockets.[9]

Jones was invited to participate in the Canadian junior team's summer camp, and earned a spot on the team as the backup to Jake Allen for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[10] He started one preliminary round game against Slovakia, winning 8–2,[11] and relieved Allen in the gold medal game against the Americans, though Canada lost the game in overtime and ended the tournament with the silver medal.[12] With the Hitmen, Jones finished with a league-best GAA of 2.21 and was named a First Team All-Star in the Eastern Conference.[13] In advance of his second consecutive appearance in the championship series, the league named him the winner of the Del Wilson Trophy as the WHL's top goaltender.[14] During the season, he surpassed Spence's team record for career wins,[2] and his 16 career shutouts are also a franchise record.[15]

The Kings assigned Jones to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs to begin the 2010–11 season.[16] He also played with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL for a time,[17] but after posting a 16–3–0 record, .939 save percentage and 1.93 GAA in his first 22 games for the Monarchs, Jones was chosen to play in the 2011 AHL All-Star Game.[18]

Career statistics

Regular season

  
SeasonTeamLeagueGPMinGASOGAAWLOTLSVSV%
2006–07Calgary HitmenWHL1810295203.039433980.884
2007–08Calgary HitmenWHL2715295412.1218815510.911
2008–09Calgary HitmenWHL55329511472.08455412330.915
2009–10Calgary HitmenWHL48285110582.213611111920.919
2010–11Ontario ReignECHL164403.76100260.867
2010–11Manchester MonarchsAHL3921878242.25231219960.924
WHL totals1488704325162.241082893374.912

Playoffs

  
SeasonTeamLeagueGPMinGASOGAAWLSVSV%
2008Calgary HitmenWHL52501202.8821870.879
2009Calgary HitmenWHL1810953421.861443940.921
2010Calgary HitmenWHL2314015522.361675920.915
2011Manchester MonarchsAHL4213902.54211050.921
WHL totals46274610142.2132121073.914

International

  
YearTeamTournamentGPMinGASOGAAWLOTLSVSV%
2010CanadaWJC278302.30110330.917
International totals278302.30110330.917

Awards and honours

Martin Jones (ice hockey)
Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championship
Silver2010 CanadaIce hockey
AwardYear
Junior
WHL First All-Star Team2009–10[13]
WHL Second All-Star Team2008–09[19]
Del Wilson Trophy2009–10[14]
WHL Playoff MVP2009–10[20]
Hap Emms Memorial Trophy2010[21]
Memorial Cup All-Star team2010[21]

References

  1. ^ "Martin Jones player profile". Hockey Canada. http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php?ci_id=11737&la_id=1&ss_id=25001&player_id=12738. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
  2. ^ a b c Walker, Ian (2009-12-03). "Calgary Hitmen goalie Martin Jones taking net success in stride". Vancouver Sun. http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/hockey/vancouver-canucks/Calgary+Hitmen+goalie+Martin+Jones+taking+success+stride/2300407/story.html. Retrieved 2010-04-28.[dead link]
  3. ^ Prest, Andy (2010-04-21). "The pucks stop here". North Shore News. http://www2.canada.com/northshorenews/news/sports/story.html?id=254efd9b-ba1e-42e0-be58-fb841354e473. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
  4. ^ Flett, Cory and Watts, Jessie, ed. 2009–10 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League. p. 44.
  5. ^ "North Van's Martin Jones tops CHL goaltending duties". CTV. 2008-11-19. http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20081119/bc_martinjones_kathy_hitmen_20081119/20081119/?hub=BritishColumbiaSports. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
  6. ^ Fisher, Scott (2009-02-21). "Piping hot! Jones sets team mark with 40th victory". Calgary Sun. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/Junior/2009/02/21/8477836-sun.html. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
  7. ^ Flett, Cory and Watts, Jessie, ed. 2009–10 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League. p. 147.
  8. ^ "Hitmen advance to WHL final with sweep of Wheat Kings". The Sports Network. 2009-04-22. http://www.tsn.ca/chl/story/?id=276109. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
  9. ^ "Kelowna Rockets win WHL title". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2009-05-10. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2009/05/10/sp-rockets-title.html. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
  10. ^ Fisher, Scott (2009-12-27). "Junior backup accepts role for good of Team Canada". Toronto Sun. http://www.torontosun.com/sports/hockey/2009/12/27/12279736.html. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
  11. ^ "Jones looks good in first appearance". Canadian Press. 2009-12-30. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/Junior/WorldJunior/2009/12/30/12299061-cp.html. Retrieved 2010-04-28.[dead link]
  12. ^ "New champs: USA stuns Canada". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2010-01-05. http://www.iihf.com/channels0910/wm20/news/news-singleview-world-juniors/article/canada-us-tied-after-one.html. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
  13. ^ a b "WHL announces 2009–10 Conference All-Star teams and award finalists". Western Hockey League. 2010-03-18. http://www.whl.ca/whl-announces-2009-10-conference-all-star-teams-and-award-finalists-p141493. Retrieved 2010-04-28.[dead link]
  14. ^ a b "Seguin, Eberle named top league players". National Post. 2010-04-28. http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/cbc/story.html?id=2000362875. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
  15. ^ Myers, Sean (2010-04-29). "WHL final could be won between the pipes". Calgary Herald. http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/final+could+between+pipes/2963030/story.html. Retrieved 2010-04-29.[dead link]
  16. ^ Odland, Kristen (2010-09-25). "Nostalgic night for Kozun and the Hitmen". Calgary Herald. http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/hockey/calgary-flames/Nostalgic+night+Kozun+Hitmen/3577140/story.html. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  17. ^ "Monarchs Recall Jones". 2010-10-22. http://www.monarchshockey.com/fullstory.php?id=3807. Retrieved 2010-11-04.
  18. ^ Atchue, A. J. (2011-01-20). "Jones undrafted, but not unappreciated by Manchester". National Hockey League. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=550078. Retrieved 2011-02-03.
  19. ^ Flett, Cory and Watts, Jessie, ed. 2009–10 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League. p. 202.
  20. ^ "Calgary crowned WHL champs; earn Memorial Cup berth". The Sports Network. 2010-05-08. http://www.tsn.ca/chl/story/?id=320913. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  21. ^ a b "MasterCard Memorial Cup Individual Award Winners Announced". Canadian Hockey League. 2010-05-23. http://mastercardmemorialcup.com/news.php?id=1522&y=2010. Retrieved 2010-05-24.

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Preceded by
Chet Pickard
Winner of the WHL Del Wilson Trophy
2010
Succeeded by
Current holder