Matt Martin (ice hockey, born 1989)

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Matt Martin
Matt Martin - New York Islanders.jpg
Martin with the New York Islanders in January 2015
Born (1989-05-08) May 8, 1989 (age 26)
Windsor, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team New York Islanders
NHL Draft 148th overall, 2008
New York Islanders
Playing career 2009–present

Matthew Martin (born May 8, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger who currently plays for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Martin with the New York Islanders in May 2013

Amateur[edit]

Martin tried out for his local AAA team, the Windsor Jr. Spitfires, but was cut. In 2006, he tried out with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League as a walk-on, and made the team, playing on a line with Steve Stamkos.[1] He would eventually serve as the captain of the Sarnia Sting.

Professional[edit]

Martin was drafted in the fifth round, 148th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Martin was signed by the Islanders to a three-year entry-level contract on September 4, 2009.[2] Martin scored his first NHL goal on October 29, 2010 against Alex Auld of the Montreal Canadiens.

Martin holds the NHL record for most hits in a single season with 382 recorded hits in the 2014–15 NHL season.[3] On September 15, 2012, he agreed to a four-year contract with the Islanders.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Windsor Jr. Spitfires MHAO 32 8 11 19 78
2005–06 Blenheim Blades GLJHL 40 11 12 23 102
2006–07 Sarnia Blast GOJHL 9 2 5 7 16
2006–07 Sarnia Sting OHL 39 3 3 6 52 4 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Sarnia Sting OHL 66 25 13 38 155 9 3 3 6 16
2008–09 Sarnia Sting OHL 61 35 30 65 142 5 3 0 3 10
2009–10 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 76 12 19 31 113 5 1 2 3 4
2009–10 New York Islanders NHL 5 0 2 2 26
2010–11 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 7 1 2 3 11
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 68 5 9 14 147
2011–12 New York Islanders NHL 80 7 7 14 121
2012–13 New York Islanders NHL 48 4 7 11 63 6 1 0 1 14
2013–14 New York Islanders NHL 79 8 6 14 90
2014–15 New York Islanders NHL 78 8 6 14 114 7 0 1 1 12
NHL totals 358 32 37 69 561 13 1 1 2 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://islanders.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=569656
  2. ^ "Islanders sign forward Martin". New York Islanders. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  3. ^ "NHL Player Defensive Statistics - 2014-15". ESPN. 2015-04-16. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  4. ^ "Islanders, Matt Martin Agree To 4-Year Deal". CBS News New York. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 

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