The San Jose Sharks acquired goaltender Martin Jones from the Boston Bruins on Tuesday for forward prospect Sean Kuraly and the a first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.
"Martin was at the top of our list of players that we had targeted," Sharks general manager Doug Wilson told the Sharks website. "We're extremely excited to have him on board."
It's the second time in five days Jones has been traded. The Bruins got him Friday as part of the trade that sent forward Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings. Jones can become a restricted free agent if he's not signed by Wednesday.
The Sharks opened a spot in goal when Antti Niemi's negotiating rights were traded to the Dallas Stars on Saturday. Jones will compete with Alex Stalock, Niemi's backup this season, for the starting job.
Jones, 25, went 4-5-2 with a 2.25 goals-against average, .906 save percentage and three shutouts in 15 games. In 34 games in parts of two seasons with the Kings, Jones is 16-11-2 with a 1.99 GAA, .923 save percentage and seven shutouts.
Kuraly, 22, was a fifth-round pick (No. 133) in the 2011 draft. This season, his third at Miami University, he had 19 goals and 29 points in 40 games.
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