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Matt Martin | Winger | #17

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (148) / NYI
Contract: view contract details

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Expect to see Matt Martin hit free agency on July 1.
Apparently there are no negotiations on-going between Martin and the Islanders. Martin had 10 goals and 19 points last season with 119 penalty minutes. His real value in fantasy is in the hits category as he has led the NHL in each of the last five seasons, picking up 365 in 2015-16. Jun 19 - 8:51 AM

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Matt Martin is eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer.

He has led the NHL in hits for five years in a row. Martin contributed 10 goals, nine assists and 119 penalty minutes in 80 games in 2015-16, while racking up 365 hits. He would prefer to re-sign with the Islanders rather than test the open market.
May 16 - 9:16 AM

Matt Martin has been named a finalist for the 2016 NHL Foundation Player Award.

The award is given "an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey; commitment, perseverance and teamwork, to enrich the lives of people in his community." Martin is perhaps the most unique of the trio nominated as he raised over $75K for the Matt Martin Foundation, which works in conjunction with several charities including, NYPD Widows' and Children's Fund, the Boomer Esiason Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis, ACDS, Defending the Blue Line and the Islanders Children's Foundation. Mighty impressive in his foundation's inaugural season. Martin would be the first Islanders player to win the award, which is an additional $25K.
May 3 - 8:06 PM

Matt Martin scored in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

The loss means that the Islanders will open the postseason against the Florida Panthers. Martin's goal gave the Islanders a 2-0 lead in the first period, but their inexperienced lineup wasn't able to hold on. This was Martin's first game back since suffering an upper-body injury last week. The injury kept him out for a total of two games.
Apr 10 - 10:10 PM

Matt Martin will indeed play in Sunday's season finale against Philadelphia.

Martin missed the two previous games due to an upper body injury, but should have no problem finding proper work for himself against the Flyers. He's posted a career high of nine goals and 18 points this season, along with 119 PIMs and a league-leading 365 hits in 79 games. Wow.
Apr 10 - 6:17 PM

Matt Martin (upper body) did not participate in the Islanders 4-1 victory of the Rangers on Thursday night.

Despite skating before the game on Thursday morning, Martin was held out of the lineup for precautionary reasons. He's still considered day-to day. Martin has nine goals and 18 points in 79 games this season.
Apr 8 - 9:36 AM

Updating a previous item, Matt Martin is dealing with an upper-body injury.

He's considered day-to-day at this point. Martin has 18 points in 79 games this season.
Apr 7 - 8:14 PM

Look for Matt Martin to be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the New York Rangers.

Martin will come out of the lineup for Shane Prince. The 26-year-old has nine goals and 18 points in 79 games this season. Scott Mayfield is also expected to sit for the Isles.
Apr 7 - 6:35 PM

Matt Martin will be in the Islanders lineup Sunday after suffering an apparent shoulder injury Thursday.

Martin was seen holding his shoulder on the bench but missed only one shift and was back at practice Saturday. Martin has seven goals and 16 points with 92 penalty minutes and a league-leading 295 hits.
Mar 6 - 9:18 AM

Matt Martin made a lot of fantasy players happy during Thursday's 2-1 overtime win over Calgary.

Martin dropped the mitts twice Brandon Bollig, collected two hits, and picked up an assist. That's classic 80's power forward production right there. Martin is now up to eight assists, 15 points, 87 PIMs and 279 hits in 59 games this season.
Feb 26 - 12:21 AM

Matt Martin dished out an impressive 10 hits in Saturday's 4-0 loss to the Flyers.

Martin didn't do anything else and neither did any of his teammates. The Islanders fired just two shots on Flyers goalie Steve Mason in the first period and had just 20 in the game.
Jan 9 - 3:58 PM

Matt Martin scored a goal in a 6-3 victory over Toronto on Tuesday.

Martin has five goals and eight points in 37 contests this season. While those offensive numbers are nothing to write home about, his current pace of 17 points would be a career high.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 07:57:00 AM

Matt Martin scored a goal in the Islanders' 4-0 victory against New Jersey on Sunday.

Martin had three goals and six points in 31 games this season. He was also credited with three hits, bringing his league-leading total to 159.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 08:37:00 AM

Matt Martin has a goal and four points in 18 games this season.

That's not particularly impressive, but Martin is never going to be known for his offensive contributions. What makes him noteworthy in some non-standard leagues is hits as he leads that category with 91 this season. He also has 26 penalty minutes.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 09:06:00 AM

Matt Martin had an assist in the Islanders' 4-0 win over Columbus Tuesday night.

It was Martin's first point in six games this season. He's not going to chip in much offensively in 2015-16, but if your league values hits then Martin is worthy of note as he typically dominates that category. He already has 31 hits this season.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 09:54:00 AM

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