Sharks get their goalie, acquire Martin Jones from Bruins

Sharks get their goalie, acquire Martin Jones from Bruins

Doug Wilson missed out on Cam Talbot and dealt away Antti Niemi during NHL Draft weekend, leaving the San Jose Sharks without a goaltender as free agency approached.

But on Tuesday, the Sharks general manager found his man after sending a 2016 first-round pick and unsigned prospect Sean Kuraly to the Bruins for Martin Jones, who had been dealt over the weekend from the Los Angeles Kings to Boston.

Jones is set to become a restricted free agent on Wednesday and Bruins GM Don Sweeney said on a conference call that he was exploring possibilities for the 25-year old netminder.

With the Jones deal and after dealing Milan Lucic to the Kings, Sweeney has been able to reel in a pair of first-rounders and Kuraly, who scored 19 goals and recorded 29 points in 40 games at Miami University last season. Not bad, considering the amount of flack he’s received since news of the Dougie Hamilton trade broke.

This now sets up the Sharks with a goaltending tandem of Jones and Alex Stalock, who have a combined 66 NHL starts between them. Jones had a .923 save percentage in 158 AHL games with the Manchester Monarchs and a .920 in 34 games with the Kings. Solid numbers for a young netminder that Wilson is hoping to is the answer to his question in net.

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