Alec Martinez

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Alec Martinez
Born (1987-07-26) July 26, 1987 (age 26)
Rochester, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defenseman
Shoots Left
NHL team Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 95th overall, 2007
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2008–present

Alec Martinez (born July 26, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Before earning four varsity letters at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester, Michigan, Martinez spent his early years playing hockey in Northern California for the Santa Clara Blackhawks and San Jose Jr. Sharks. He was drafted 95th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft while playing for Miami University. He made his professional debut for the Kings' AHL minor league affiliate Manchester Monarchs in 2008. A year later, he was announced to the opening roster for the 2009–10 season with Kings in which he played four games and had no goals and no assists on six shots on goal.

He was sent back down to the Manchester Monarchs for the first 20 games of the 2010–11 season. On November 23, 2010, he was recalled by the Los Angeles Kings to replace the struggling Jake Muzzin. On Wednesday, November 24, Martinez scored his first NHL goal (a power play goal) in 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre against Carey Price.[1] Martinez had his first multi-point game December 4, 2010, including a goal against Chris Osgood of the Detroit Red Wings in a 3-2 victory for the Kings.[2] After joining the squad for the 2010-2011 season Martinez earned trust from former Kings coach Terry Murray for solid offensive and defensive play,[3] and that continued after Darryl Sutter replaced Murray in December 2011.

On July 8, 2011, Martinez signed a 2 year / $1.475 million contract with the Kings.

On June 11, 2012, Martinez won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Los Angeles Kings.

On December 31, 2012, Martinez signed with the Allen Americans.[4] He played with them until the end of the NHL lockout.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 58 10 11 21 30 11 1 2 3 8
2005–06 Miami RedHawks CCHA 39 3 8 11 31
2006–07 Miami RedHawks CCHA 42 9 15 24 40
2007–08 Miami RedHawks CCHA 42 9 23 32 42
2008–09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 72 8 15 23 42
2009–10 Los Angeles Kings NHL 4 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Manchester Monarchs AHL 55 7 23 30 26 16 0 3 3 10
2010–11 Manchester Monarchs AHL 20 5 11 16 14
2010–11 Los Angeles Kings NHL 60 5 11 16 18 6 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Los Angeles Kings NHL 51 6 6 12 8 20 1 2 3 8
2012–13 TPS SM-l 11 1 1 2 8
2012–13 Allen Americans CHL 3 1 1 2 0
2012–13 Los Angeles Kings NHL 27 1 4 5 10 7 0 2 2 8
NHL totals 142 12 21 33 38 33 1 5 6 18

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
College
All-CCHA First Team 2007–08
NCAA West Second All-American Team 2007–08

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadiens 4, Kings 1". CBS Sports. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2010-11-24. 
  2. ^ "Kings 3, Red Wings 2 OT". Los Angeles Kings. 2010-12-04. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  3. ^ Hammond, Rich (2011-01-11). "Rookie defenseman Martinez earns trust". LAKings insider. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Americans Sign Stanley Cup Winning Defenseman". Allen Americans. 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Matt Hunwick
CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
2007-08
Succeeded by
Kyle Lawson