Lightning Rumors: Tampa Bay Linked to Seattle Kraken Goaltender

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be doing a little bit of re-tooling this summer. Last season ended abruptly thanks to the Toronto Maple Leafs and this offseason, look for Bolts GM Julien BriseBois to make a few adjustments to his roster. It won't be the top-six or top-four defensemen he'll be focused on, BriseBois will be looking to adjust the complimentary pieces, including the backup goaltending position.

Gone is Brian Elliott and Lightning fans, say hello to Martin Jones?

Rumor has the Lightning are interested in Jones. He's a proven winner who is coming off a fine season with the Seattle Kraken. Jones finished the 22-23 campaign with a 27-13-13 record, to go along with a 2.95 goals against average. His .887 save % was below league average and a bit concerning. 

Of all the available free agents on the goalie market this summer, Jones won the most amount of games last season. He'll be looking to cash in all 27 of those wins, so expect to see a multi-year contract signed, regardless if it's Tampa Bay or not.

The 33-year-old netminder is an undrafted veteran who at 6-foot-4 has great size and athleticism between the pipes. His 10-year career includes the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, a quick stop in Philadelphia with the Flyers and last season with the Kraken. Sounds like next season he's heading to the sunshine state.

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