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Matt Martin | Winger

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
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Matt Martin was at practice on Friday after breaking his nose in a fight with Ryan White on Thursday.
The Islanders tough guy missed the rest of the first period but was back out for the second. "For me, Matty's the first star of the night," coach Jack Capuano said after the game Thursday. "He tries to get us going in a tough building, then he comes back after having his nose broken." Martin is having a nice season for an enforcer with 78 penalty minutes to go with seven goals and nine points. He leads the NHL in hits with 253, 37 ahead of teammate Cal Clutterbuck and 56 ahead of Brooks Orpik. Feb 7 - 9:06 AM

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Matt Martin scored a goal in a 3-2 loss to Vancouver Tuesday night.

It was Martin's first point since Dec. 15. He has five goals and two assists in 40 games in 2014-15.
Jan 7 - 9:15 AM

Matt Martin scored a goal in a 3-2 shootout win over New Jersey on Monday.

Martin has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. That's a rare offensive outburst for Martin, who his mostly known for his physical play. He has just six points in 31 games in 2014-15.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 10:58:00 AM

Matt Martin scored his second goal in two games on Saturday as the Islanders defeated the Penguins 4-1.

Martin obviously loves playing Pittsburgh as he has both goals against the division's top team. He added four hits to his NHL-leading total and now has 93 in 20 games.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 08:55:00 AM

Matt Martin found the back of the net for the first time this season.

Martin usually contributes in hits and penalty minutes so if you own him, the goal was a nice bonus. He leads the NHL in hits with 89, one ahead of Leo Komarov.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 09:23:00 AM

The New York Islanders have only two fighting majors this season with Matt Martin having one of them.

Fighting is way down this season and Martin who had 10 majors last season, is controlling himself. "You don't see too many of the staged fights, right off the draw," Martin said. "It's definitely harder to find a fight, if you want to go or if someone else wants to. I certainly understand what the coaches want. If we're ahead, there's no reason to fight." Martin leads the NHL with 83 hits but he has only one assist and 15 penalty minutes in 17 games.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 07:35:00 AM

Few players dish out punishment while taking very little quite like New York Islanders winger Matt Martin did last season.

He delivered 356 hits while only taking 91 at even-strength (359 overall) in 2013-14. He is worth consideration in league with hits and PIM. He had 90 PIM in 79 games last season and has 447 in 280 NHL games. His point totals are nothing special, yet he's at least managed to be in double digits there while at least getting some SOG (120 last season).
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 04:16:00 PM

Matt Martin scored twice in the Islanders' 5-4 loss on Tuesday.

Martin isn't known for his offensive abilities, as evidenced by the fact that he's now tied his single season career-high with seven goals. He's a physical forward with 86 penalty minutes and 310 hits in 69 games this season.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 10:20:00 AM

Matt Martin (lower body) is healthy enough to return to the Islanders' lineup, according to coach Jack Capuano.

Martin has missed three straight games. He has eight points and 275 hits in 60 games in 2013-14.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Look for Matt Martin (lower body) to resurface with the New York Islanders on Sunday.

Martin has been out since the Olympic break. He's resumed practicing, though, and it looks like he's ready to return. The Isles like Martin in their lineup because of his physical play. He leads the NHL in hits, with 275. He has four goals and four assists in 60 games this season.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 10:33:00 AM

Right winger Matt Martin (lower body) has not been practicing with the New York Islanders and is doubtful to be in the lineup when they begin their post-Olympic schedule against Toronto on Thursday.

Martin, the NHL leader in hits with 275, might resume practicing by next week.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Matt Martin didn't skate at Wednesday's practice due to a lower-body ailment.

We'll list him as day-to-day for now, but it's probably likely that he'll be ready to go when the NHL goes underway following the Olympic break. Martin leads the league with 275 hits in 60 games this campaign.
Wed, Feb 19, 2014 03:35:00 PM

Matt Martin scored a goal in the Islanders' 5-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Martin is known primarily for his physical play and it's rare to see him contribute offensively. He has three goals and seven points in 52 games this season.
Wed, Jan 22, 2014 10:16:00 AM

Matt Martin netted his first goal of the 2013-14 campaign on Tuesday.

Martin typically doesn't do a lot offensively and that's not likely to change this season. What he's known for is his physical presence. Martin led the league with 234 hits last season and has already been credited with another 24 in six contests in 2013-14.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 08:21:00 AM

Matt Martin leads the NHL in hits with 216.

Bet that wasn't your first guess as to who is the top body checker in the league. Martin is therefore very valuable in pools that count hits as a category. Of course if you are in such a pool, you probably knew that already.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 09:57:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Kael Mouillierat
7Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Brock Nelson
4Eric Boulton
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Colin McDonald
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Johnny Boychuk
3Nick Leddy
4Calvin De Haan
5Travis Hamonic
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Matt Donovan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson