"Martin was at the top of our list of players that we had targeted," said Sharks GM Doug Wilson in a statement. "We're extremely excited to have him on board."
For the second time in five days Jones has been traded. The Los Angeles Kings acquired forward Milan Lucic from the Boston Bruins in exchange for Jones, defenseman Colin Miller and the 13th overall selection in on Friday.
The Sharks had an open spot in goal when goaltender 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, was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on October 2, 2008.
Per Jon Roisen of lakingsinsider.com, "he was due to become a restricted free agent on July 1; according to my contacts within hockey operations, negotiations did not exactly go expeditiously, which led to his name surfacing in trade talks."Read more... Join the Conversation...