Paul Martin (ice hockey)
March 5, 1981 |
Elk River, MN, USA
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||62nd overall, 2000
New Jersey Devils
Playing Career 
Martin played high school hockey at Elk River High School and was the Mr. Hockey award winner. In 2000, he was drafted in the second round, 62nd overall by the New Jersey Devils. He has sound offensive instincts and a projectable frame. He was part of a successful program at the University of Minnesota in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. He helped his school win the 2002 and 2003 NCAA Division I National Championships.
New Jersey Devils 
Martin joined the Devils for the 2003-04 NHL season, playing 70 games in his first full season, putting up 24 points. The next season, Martin played for HC Fribourg-Gottéron in Switzerland due to the 2004-05 NHL Lockout. He returned the next season, this time appearing in 80 games, increasing to 37 points.
During the 2006-07 NHL season, Martin played the entire season, suiting up for all 82 games, but dropped to just 26 points. During the 2009-10 NHL season, Martin suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left forearm, and played only 22 games, posting a career-low 11 points.
Pittsburgh Penguins 
Martin signed a 5-year, $25 million (USD) contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2010. He made his Penguins regular season debut on October 7, 2010 against the Philadelphia Flyers, picking up the primary assist on Tyler Kennedy's 3rd period goal, the Penguins' first ever at the Consol Energy Center. He returned to New Jersey to face his former team for the first time on October 11 and finished the game with a goal, an assist and over 26 minutes of ice time in a 3-1 Penguins victory.
He scored his first playoff goal with the Penguins on April 13, 2012 against the Philadelphia Flyers in an 8-5 Penguins loss. He was scratched with an undisclosed injury for Game 4.
International play 
Martin was named to the United States men's national ice hockey team for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and again in 2010 for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada along with teammates Zach Parise and Jamie Langenbrunner. Martin, however, did not see any action in the 2006 Olympics, and missed the 2010 Olympics because of a broken arm (being replaced for the latter by Tim Gleason).
Career statistics 
|1998–99||Elk River High School||MN||24||9||11||20||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Elk River High School||MN||24||15||35||50||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||University of Minnesota||NCAA||38||3||17||20||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||University of Minnesota||NCAA||44||8||30||38||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||University of Minnesota||NCAA||45||9||30||39||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||New Jersey Devils||NHL||70||6||18||24||4||5||1||1||2||4|
|2005–06||New Jersey Devils||NHL||80||5||32||37||32||9||0||3||3||4|
|2006–07||New Jersey Devils||NHL||82||3||23||26||18||11||0||4||4||6|
|2007–08||New Jersey Devils||NHL||73||5||27||32||22||5||1||2||3||2|
|2008–09||New Jersey Devils||NHL||73||5||28||33||36||7||0||4||4||2|
|2009–10||New Jersey Devils||NHL||22||2||9||11||2||5||0||0||0||0|
International statistics 
|Senior int'l totals||24||1||12||13||4|
- "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". National Hockey League.
- "Paul Martin signs five-year, $25 million deal with Pittsburgh Penguins". NJ.com. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
- "Shorthanded Devils continue woeful start with loss to Penguins". ESPN. 2010-10-11.
- Paul Martin's player profile at NHL.com
- Paul Martin's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Paul Martin's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Minnesota Mr. Hockey