San Jose Sharks: 3 players who could be traded before next season

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After being acquired by the Sharks in June of 2015, Martin Jones was a key piece to the team’s success for his first three seasons with San Jose.

Over his first three seasons with the Sharks, Jones started 190 games and posted a .915 SV%, 2.41 GAA, 12 shutouts, .585 QS%, and just 26 RBS.

However, over the course of his last two seasons with the team, he’s been a major liability. Over the last two seasons, Jones has suited up for 103 games — starting 101 of them — and posted dreadful numbers of an .896 SV%, 2.97 GAA, five shutouts, .410 QS%, and 25 RBS.

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Dealing Jones would definitely be a salary dump. If the Sharks aren’t looking to retain any of the 30-year-old’s $5.75 million AAV over his remaining four years, then they’ll have to send over pretty high draft pick — a first to third-rounder — with Jones for a late-round pick.

If San Jose is willing to retain some of Jones’ salary, they may be able to get a mid-round pick in return. However, the options are extremely limited with Jones having a modified no-trade clause (NTC) where he submits a list of just three teams that the Sharks can trade him to.

If the Sharks want to expand their choices, they’ll need to get Jones to waive his NTC.