One of the More Unexpected Goalie Duos in the NHL

If somebody told you three seasons ago that Martin Jones and Devan Dubnyk would be guarding the net together in San Jose, would you believe them?

At that time, Dubnyk was killing it with the Minnesota wild. He was a regular, starting over 60 games with very impressive numbers for his squad. Jones was doing the same exact thing with the Sharks that year.

One of the more surprising goalie duos in the league unfortunately has not turned many heads with their playing. It is no secret the Sharks aren’t Cup contenders. Only seven teams are allowing more shots against per game than the Sharks’ 32.1 per game. None of which are in the Sharks division this year.

Although Jones and Dubnyk are likely not going to win a ton of games, their experience in the NHL is valuable to the team, especially as goaltenders.

So far this season, the Sharks remain at the bottom of the western division. They will spend the next few years rebuilding to be contenders again. 

Dubnyk and Jones could potentially be in the picture for that rebuild. More likely Jones who still has 4 years on his contract. Dubnyk on the other hand is in the final year of his contract originally signed with Minnesota in 2015. 

These two guys could still be valuable goalies throughout the next couple of years both individually or together, wherever they end up.

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