The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Wednesday, August 9th, that they have come to terms on a one-year contract worth $875,000 with goaltender Martin Jones. Jones, 33, entered the NHL undrafted and eventually found his footing with the Los Angeles Kings in the 2013-14 season.
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Martin Jones spent his 2022-23 season with the Seattle Kraken where he played 48 games. Jones posted a 2.99 goals against average and a less than admirable save percentage of 0.887. Jones will bring valuable playoff experience and serve as the Maple Leafs third string goaltender behind Ilya Samsonov and Joseph Woll.
The league is in an era where you have to have a reliable backup goaltender and a reliable third goaltender incase your backup is unavailable. Jones will be an unrestricted free agent when his contract expires at the end of the 2023-24 season.