Martin Jones signs in Seattle
Martin Jones is set to join Dave Hakstol in Seattle.
Bally Sports Midwest reporter Andy Strickland tweeted out that the 32 year old goaltender will sign with the Seattle Kraken when free agency opens at noon.
Hearing Martin Jones to Seattle #seakraken
— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) July 13, 2022
Jones spent one season in Philadelphia after signing a one year deal for $2 million on July 28, 2021.
His numbers were lackluster behind a historically bad Philadelphia Flyers team: 35 GP, 12-18-3, .900 SV%, 3.43 GAA
The goaltending position is an area that needs to be addressed in free agency. The Flyers’ top prospect Ivan Fedotov, who was supposed to compete for the backup role, is essentially a political prisoner in Russia with their Navy.
Felix Sandstrom (25) is the next logical candidate to assume the role if Chuck Fletcher doesn’t sign a goalie. Sandstrom had a .910 SV% in five games with the big club last year. His AHL numbers were nothing to write home about though: 44 GP, .902 SV%, 2.89 GAA