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Paul Martin | Defenseman | #7

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/5/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 2 (62) / NJ
Contract: view contract details

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Paul Martin's brief hot streak is firmly behind him now.
Martin went through a stretch from Nov. 13-21 where he recorded five points in as many games. Since then though he's been held off the scoresheet and has a minus-seven rating in four contests. He's not a great option in standard fantasy leagues. Thu, Dec 3, 2015 11:26:00 AM

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Paul Martin has three assists in 14 games this season.

Martin is one of those players that has significantly more value to his team than he does to most fantasy owners. He just doesn't do enough offensively to put him on people's radar if they're concerned about a standard league.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 09:16:00 AM

Paul Martin (lower body) returned to action on Saturday.

The Sharks certainly did not shy away from using Martin as he was second on the team in ice time Saturday at 21:54, trailing only Brent Burns. Martin had an assist and was a plus-one in the 5-2 win over Carolina. His fantasy value is limited as he sees little power play time, only 1:21 in five games thus far, so he is really not a viable option in standard pools.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 02:12:00 AM

Paul Martin (lower body) might be back on Saturday.

Martin has missed three straight games due to the injury. He's been on the ice for two consecutive days and took part in Friday's practice though. "Two days of skating, and no real issues yet," Martin said. "I’m sure we’ll wait and see how it feels tomorrow after the first actual practice with the guys. My plan would be to play tomorrow." He has an assist in four games this season.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 05:24:00 PM

Paul Martin (lower body) will not return on Thursday.

It will be Martin's third straight game on the sidelines. He has an assist in four contests this season.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 02:53:00 PM

Paul Martin (lower body) will sit out Monday's game against the Rangers.

He wasn't able to play on Saturday either because of a lower-body ailment. Consider him day-to-day.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 02:03:00 PM

Paul Martin is suffering from a lower-body injury.

The Sharks blueliner was a late scratch Saturday night because of the injury. "I don't anticipate it being serious but I don’t know yet," coach Peter DeBoer said. Martin has been an important addition, logging 22:53 of ice time per game with an assist.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 11:40:00 PM

Paul Martin will be scratched on Saturday night, which means Dylan DeMelo will make his NHL debut on Saturday.

Martin appears to just be receiving the night off, which lines up well considering he has a point in four games with four blocks, 10 hits, and playing nearly 23 minutes a night.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 07:17:00 PM

Paul Martin has been paired with Brent Burns at the beginning of training camp.

The duo looked solid in Tuesday's preseason game. Burns had one goal and one assist and Martin scored as well. Both defenders also finished with plus-2 ratings and they logged more 25 minutes of ice time apiece. They are expected to be together when the Sharks start the regular season.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 03:32:00 PM

Paul Martin has signed a four-year contract with the San Jose Sharks with an annual average value of $4.85 million.

This is a big signing for the Sharks, especially since they lost out on a trade for Kevin Bieksa. Martin should slot in as a top-four rearguard and get some second power-play ice time with the Sharks. That should be good enough for him to better his 20-point effort of 2014-15. We expect Martin to register between 25-30 points in San Jose, which makes him a marginal fantasy asset.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 12:44:00 PM

It seems that Paul Martin has garnered interest from about six teams.

No word on which teams have interest in the veteran defender Martin, but the Penguins may still be available to Martin should he not strike a deal elsewhere according to Pierre LeBrun. Now 34-years-old, Martin is coming off a five-year contract worth $25M but it doesn't seem likely he'll see a raise.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 09:16:00 PM

Paul Martin's agent, Ben Hankinson, countered a report that his client's time with Pittsburgh is over.

Martin is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. "No decisions have been made yet on Paul and the Penguins," Hankinson said. "Not ruling out coming back." Penguins GM Jim Rutherford is also not prepared to rule anything out at this time. He had three goals and 20 points in 74 contests in 2014-15.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 11:19:00 AM

Paul Martin's time in Pittsburgh is has come to an end.

The 34-year-old veteran defender just completed his five-year $25 million contract with the Penguins, and has been informed that the team will not try to re-sign him. Thus is a signal that Pittsburgh is looking to retool their blue line with younger, quicker defensemen. Martin however should find a market for himself as a reliable mid-tier defender who can score 20+ points and skate 24+ minutes a night.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Paul Martin is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Martin does want to return to the Penguins but there is no word on whether the Pens want him back. The 34-year-old defenseman had three goals and 20 points in 74 regular season games this year.
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 08:17:00 AM

Paul Martin had an assist in the Penguins' 2-1 overtime loss to the New York Rangers.

Martin has two assists in four playoff contests. The 34-year-old blueliner had three goals and 20 points in 74 games during the regular season.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 10:37:00 AM

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C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Tomas Hertl
4Chris Tierney
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Melker Karlsson
3Matthew Nieto
4Dainius Zubrus
5Mike Brown
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Tommy Wingels
4Joonas Donskoi
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7Matt Tennyson
G1Martin Jones
2Alex Stalock