Martin Jones talks first NHL call-up with MayorsManor


As MayorsManor first reported earlier today, goaltender Martin Jones served as back-up to JF Berube for this morning’s Monarchs game in Manchester becasue he was being called up by the Kings. Althought the severity of Jonathan Quick’s injury is not known at this time, Jones will join the big club in Long Island later this afternoon.

Signed as an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2008, Jones has appeared in 13 AHL games this season, posting a 9-2-2 record with a 2.24 goals against average and .927 save percentage.

Prior to leaving, he spoke with MayorsManor correspondent Andy Tonge and shared the following thoughts…

On how he found out he was called up:

“Well, I got a coup;e of texts from guys watching the Kings game (last night), family and stuff, saying that Quick got hurt. I also got a text last night from Mark Morris, our coach, just relaying the message that I’ll probably be heading out after this morning’s game.”

On if he’s seen video of where Quick was injured:

“I didn’t see the play, no. I still haven’t seen it actually.”

On being called up:

“I’m very excited. You never want to see a guy get hurt or anything like that, but it’s an opportunity and I just need to make sure that I go in and work hard and try to take advantage of it.”

On if his hot start to the season gives him any extra confidence heading up:

“Yeah, playing well always gives you confidence. I have confidence from the work that I put in over the last three years. I’ve been able to play well and I definitely think that I’m ready to play at the next level and here’s an opportunity for me to show t hat.”

On if he’s been given any indication if he might play in one of the Kings back-to-back games this week:

“No, I haven’t heard anything.”

On if there would be any preference to which team/game he would play:

“It doesn’t really matter to me. I’m going to be ready to go whenever I’m called upon and make sure I’m working hard in practice to prepare for whatever game they need me for. I’m just excited to have the opportunity and whatever game is okay with me.”

On if he has talked to former teammate Thomas Hickey of the New York Islanders recently:

“Not since I got the news, but I’ll definitely contact him. We’re pretty close friends and we were roomies for a few years. It will be fun to have my first NHL experience going against him.”

On Mark Morris and what it means to be apart of his 300th win at professional level:

“it was special…It was a great game this morning and good to be a part of that. I’m happy I was here for that. They will have to get a few more wins when I’m gone.”

Forward Tanner Pearson is also on his way up to join the Kings. He too spoke with MayorsManor in Manchester this morning, see the link below.

RELATED CONTENT:

Tanner Pearson called up, postgame chat from Manchester

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

Stars Kings Nov 2014 hockey NHL

In the Room: Kings and Stars talk 5-4 win by Dallas

Following the Kings wild 5-4 loss to the host Dallas Stars on Saturday night, here is what was being said in both locker rooms: Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter on the team’s play in the first period: “I think we both had great opportunities in the first period. They scored on theirs and we didn’t. [...]

Stars Dallas NHL hockey

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Stars, November 22

With the Kings set to complete their three-game season series with the Stars in Dallas on Saturday night, we have our first return guest here on the Puck Probability series. Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News was so much fan last time around, he’s back to help us close out the set between these [...]

Seguin Stars

Things You May Not Know: Kings-Stars Finale Edition

This is it. In just about a three-week span, the Kings and Stars will have completed their three-game season series. Dallas, fresh off their Friday trade with the Sharks – where they sent defenseman Brenden Dillon to San Jose in exchange for defenseman Jason Demers and a third-round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft – [...]

Major News Items

Zykov NHL LA Kings

LA Kings 2014-15 Prospect Rankings: The Coveted Top 5

With the Honorable Mentions and Nos. 6-10 prospects previously revealed in other articles, we’re now prepared to share the final five players making up the latest edition of our L.A. Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings. The … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Martin Jones talks first NHL call-up with MayorsManor [...]

  2. [...] Martin Jones talks first NHL call-up with MayorsManor [...]

  3. [...] Martin Jones talks first NHL call-up with MayorsManor [...]

  4. [...] Martin Jones talks first NHL call-up with MayorsManor [...]

  5. [...] his fifth game of the year and fourth in a row since Martin Jones was called up to LA, Berube once again played well. Rebound control was the name of the game for the Francophone. If [...]