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Paul Martin | Defenseman | #7

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/5/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 2 (62) / NJ
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Paul Martin doesn't want to hear about this game-time decision stuff.
If the veteran blue liner has it his way, he'll be in Saturday's match with the Blues. Which, if we know anything about athletes, means he's overwhelmingly likely to play tonight. So, expect him to. Martin has picked up three goals and 15 points along with 21 blocks and 65 hits in 41 games this season. Jan 14 - 1:54 PM

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Paul Martin will be a game-time decision against the Blues on Saturday.

The veteran blue liner has been his usual quality self this season. Martin has picked up three goals and 15 points along with 21 blocks and 65 hits in 41 games this season. It is not yet known why he may miss the game, but we'll keep you posted.
Jan 14 - 1:48 PM

Paul Martin is expected back in the Sharks' lineup Saturday night against St. Louis.

He missed Wednesday't game with a lower-body injury but seems good to go Saturday.
Jan 14 - 1:02 PM

Paul Martin scored his first of the season Saturday.

The defenseman has nine points thus far and is a plus-six for the Sharks. The defenseman can be taken in deep, deep leagues but doesn't produce enough to be taken in most. Nevertheless, he should get more than 20 points for the first time in five seasons.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 10:14:00 AM

Paul Martin potted a pair of helpers during Friday's 3-2 win over the Islanders.

Martin has seven points, all assists, in 21 games so far this season. He may not be an elite fantasy player but he's on pace surpass 20 points for the first time since 2012-13 when he had, wait for it..23!
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 08:42:00 PM

Paul Martin has recorded three assists in 13 games in 2016-17.

Martin recorded 20 points in each of his last two seasons and he'll probably end up close to that again. His role has declined so far this season though as he's gone from averaging 20:44 minutes per contest in 2015-16 to 18:16 minutes.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 11:01:00 AM

San Jose defenseman Paul Martin thinks the Sharks can win the Cup despite being down three games to two.

Martin left the Penguins as a free agent during the off-season and signed with the Sharks. It's good to let them know we're still here," Martin said of the Penguins. "We played them pretty well at SAP. I've been over there when they've lost 3-1 leads and lost series." Martin was a part of a couple of 3-1 leads with the Penguins so he does know what he is talking about. Martin has five assists in 23 games this post-season but has yet to pick up a point in the Cup Final.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 09:23:00 AM

Paul Martin will face his former Pittsburgh Penguin teammates in the Stanley Cup Final.

Martin played five seasons in Pittsburgh before signing with the Sharks as an unrestricted free agent in the summer. He had three goals and 20 points this season, the same stats he had last year in Pittsburgh. The solid defensive defenseman is a valued member of the Sharks and has five assists in 18 games with a plus-10 rating.
Sat, May 28, 2016 10:13:00 AM

Paul Martin contributed a pair of helpers in Thursday's Game 4 loss to Nashville.

Martin now has a grand total of three points this postseason, but that's not why he's on the team. The effective 41:44 he played tonight while blocking seven shots is.
Fri, May 6, 2016 02:23:00 AM

The San Jose Sharks showed the effects of a seven day layoff before exploding for five third period goals on Friday.

The Sharks had trouble getting it going to start and they trailed Nashville 1-0 heading into the third but they struck for the five spot for the win. "I think any time you're off for a week, it takes a while to get going," said Shark defenseman Paul Martin, speaking of his own team's long layoff. "But I think toward the end of the second period, we started with the quick-up-and-get-it-in, started to get our own legs going. And it carried over." Game 2 goes Sunday back in San Jose.
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 08:56:00 AM

Paul Martin will indeed return to San Jose's blue line for Thursday's series open against the Kings.

Martin will pair with Brent Burns as the team's first defensive unit. The veteran defender posted 20 points and 123 blocks in 78 games during the regular season.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 09:41:00 PM

Paul Martin sat out Saturday's game with an undisclosed injury.

Mirco Mueller replaced Martin on the blueline. Coach Peter DeBoer said "(Martin is) dealing with a little something and I just didn't want to take a risk. We had Mirco here and he actually went in and I thought played a real good game for us." Look for Martin to return for Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs. He has no real fantasy value but could be a late round pick if you think the Sharks are going places.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 11:57:00 AM

Paul Martin will be scratched against the Coyotes on Saturday

Martin's regular season ends with his 10th campaign in 12 tries with at least 20 points, along with 123 blocks in 78 games. Pretty good for the wily veteran.
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 10:14:00 PM

Paul Martin ended his 31 game goal drought during Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Jets.

It's just his third goal and 20th point of the season, and he had just eight assists during the goal drought. Then again, the Sharks didn't sign the veteran defender for his offensive prowess.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 01:47:00 AM

Paul Martin will be well enough to play on Saturday after missing a bit of time in the third period Thursday.

Martin has not been fantasy-relevant for a couple of seasons now but he is still a stalwart defensively and helps Martin Jones keep the puck out of the net. "I feel pretty good," Martin said. "Neck a little sore just from getting clipped, but for the most part it’s nothing serious or different from how I’d expect."
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 12:35:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Ryan Carpenter
4Chris Tierney
5Micheal Haley
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Kevin Labanc
3Mikkel Boedker
4Tomas Hertl
5Melker Karlsson
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Tommy Wingels
5Barclay Goodrow
6Timo Meier
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7David Schlemko
8Tim Heed
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell