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Matt Martin | Winger | #17

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (148) / NYI
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

New York Islanders winger Matt Martin easily leads all NHL skaters in hits since 2012-13, the most recent lockout.

Martin has delivered 974 hits in 205 games played. He's the only player who cleared 800 hits in that time frame, as Cal Clutterbuck comes in at 768, the only other player above 700. Martin is also a source of PIM (114 in 2014-15, 561 in 358 career games), so he could be a somewhat-interesting utility consideration if you can stomach the loss in traditional stats.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 01:57:00 PM

Matt Martin is in the lineup for Game 1 Wednesday night versus the Washington Capitals.

Martin was held out of the last three Islanders games due to an undisclosed injury but was able to practice Monday and Tuesday and is now ok to play in Game 1. Martin brings lots of size and physicality with 114 penalty minutes to the Islanders and was even able to notch eight goals and six assists in 78 games played this season.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 07:19:00 PM

Matt Martin (undisclosed) hopes to rejoin the Islanders' lineup for Game 1.

Martin missed the final three games of the regular season, but he practiced on the fourth line Monday. "I felt great in practice today," Martin said. "It's hard to keep any player out of the lineup this time of year because it's an exciting time and you definitely want to be playing. I've been skating for four days and I feel pretty good. I feel like I'm right back in the rhythm." Islanders coach Jack Capuano hasn't committed to using Martin in Game 1 though.
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 11:21:00 AM

Matt Martin (undisclosed) skated on Saturday.

Martin missed the last week of the season with the undisclosed injury but should be in the Islanders lineup for Game 1. He is a big hitter and can score the occasional goal so he could be a thorn in the side of the Capitals in the first round of the playoffs.
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 08:27:00 AM

Matt Martin (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup on Tuesday.

He didn't make the trip to Philadelphia and coach Jack Capuano didn't elaborate on his status, so consider Martin day-to-day for now. Look elsewhere for your hits and penalty minutes.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 06:25:00 PM

Matt Martin has served his one game suspension for kneeing Trevor Daley and can return on Saturday.

Martin thought the disciplinary hearing was fair and was quite sorry for his hit on Daley and let him know so through a text. "I texted him and told him I was sorry for the play, and he wrote back saying he knew it wasn't my intent and that he loves the way I play," Martin said. "You hear that from a guy you compete against, it's good. He certainly could have been real sour about the whole thing and I wouldn't have blamed him." Martin is having a good fantasy season with eight goals and 14 points to go with 114 penalty minutes. He also leads the NHL in hits with 318, 43 ahead of teammate Cal Clutterbuck who is second in the league.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 08:25:00 AM

Matt Martin received a one-game suspension for kneeing Trevor Daley on Tuesday.

Martin is eligible to return on Saturday. He has 14 points and 114 penalty minutes in 65 contests in 2014-15.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Matt Martin will have a disciplinary hearing Wednesday for kneeing Dallas blueliner Trevor Daley.

He picked up a five-minute major for kneeing and a game misconduct just 1:48 into the opening period.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 12:05:00 PM

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.
Sat, Feb 7, 2015 09:06:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jan 7, 2015 09:15:00 AM

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C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Mikhail Grabovski
4Casey Cizikas
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Matt Martin
5Eric Boulton
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Ryan Strome
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Steve Bernier
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin de Haan
5Marek Zidlicky
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Scott Mayfield
9Adam Pelech
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss
3Jean-Francois Berube