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Tucson Roadrunners sign Jonathon Martin to a one-year deal

The Tucson Roadrunners are looking to sure up the right side as we get closer to the start of hockey season.

San Jose Sharks Headshots Photo by Kevin Mistry/NHLI via Getty Images

In another minor league signing, the Tucson Roadrunners have signed forward Jon Martin to a one-year contract.

Martin, who initially went undrafted, spent much of his juniors career played for the Kootenay Ice. In 2015 he would be traded to the Swift Current Broncos, a team he would captain, which saw him finish with a career high 38 goals and 31 assists.

As his time in the WHL drew to a close, Martin would sign a three-year, entry level contract with the San Jose Sharks. So far Martin has spent most of his professional career playing with the San Jose Barracuda, although he also spent 7 games in the ECHL with the Allen Americans.

While the Arizona Coyotes don’t have a lot of depth on the right side, Martin isn’t too likely to challenge for an NHL roster spot this season. But if Arizona ends up bringing up a prospect like Nick Merkley, Martin will get an opportunity to move up the roster and keep Tuscon competitive.