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Paul Martin

34-Year-Old Defenseman – San Jose Sharks

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The Sharks showed where their priorities were on the first day of this summer's free agency by signing Martin to a four-year contract to shore up their defensive corps. While he's currently projected to land on the second defensive pairing, it doesn't seem unreasonable that ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 200   DOB: 3/5/1981   BORN: Minneapolis, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #62 Overall in 2000   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year, $19.4 million contract with the Sharks in July 2015.

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Martin at last brought an end to his 27-game goalless streak Tuesday with an empty-netter against Colorado.

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Paul Martin NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 24 80 5 32 37 1 32 97 5.2 0 0 3 0 3
2006-07 25 82 3 23 26 -9 18 84 3.6 0 0 1 0 1
2007-08 26 73 5 27 32 20 22 93 5.4 2 0 2 0 2
2008-09 27 73 5 28 33 21 36 107 4.7 1 0 24:22 2 16 18 3:21 40 79
2009-10 28 22 2 9 11 10 2 21 9.5 0 0 22:30 1 1 2 3:03 23 22
2010-11 29 NHL PIT 77 3 21 24 9 16 104 2.9 1 0 23:22 2 8 10 3:19 45 129
2011-12 30 NHL PIT 73 2 25 27 9 18 93 2.2 0 0 23:00 0 4 4 1:54 24 117
2012-13 31 NHL PIT 34 6 17 23 14 16 38 15.8 1 0 25:20 2 7 9 4:22 17 50
2013-14 32 NHL PIT 39 3 12 15 -4 10 54 5.6 2 0 24:34 1 8 9 4:16 30 74
2014-15 33 NHL PIT 74 3 17 20 17 20 61 4.9 0 0 22:47 0 1 1 1:52 60 139
2015-16 34 NHL SJ 47 2 10 12 3 14 31 6.5 0 0 20:35 0 0 0 0:10 39 76
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Time On Ice Stats

20:35

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Paul Martin was on the ice for 20:35.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Paul Martin was on the ice for 0:10 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 24:34 4:16
2014-15 22:47 1:52
2015-16 20:35 0:10

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Paul Martin
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 4 @STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 20:11 0:15
2016-2Feb 2 @ANA 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 20:39 0:00
2016-1Jan 26 COL 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 3 20:22 0:00
2016-1Jan 24 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:57 0:00
2016-1Jan 23 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 20:59 0:00
2016-1Jan 21 @ARI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 18:58 0:00
2016-1Jan 18 OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 20:09 0:00
2016-1Jan 16 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 19:42 0:02
2016-1Jan 14 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 17:49 0:05
2016-1Jan 12 @WPG 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 4 17:26 0:02
2016-1Jan 11 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:38 0:00
2016-1Jan 9 TOR 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 18:53 1:28
2016-1Jan 7 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 17:51 0:09
2016-1Jan 2 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 16:23 0:00
2015-12Dec 30 PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 16:10 0:00
2015-12Dec 28 COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:11 0:00
2015-12Dec 22 @LOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 18:14 0:00
2015-12Dec 20 @CHI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 20:09 0:06
2015-12Dec 18 @OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 19:31 0:00
2015-12Dec 17 @TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 21:36 0:00
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2015-12Dec 15 @MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 22:03 0:00
2015-12Dec 12 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 19:58 0:00
2015-12Dec 9 @EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 21:55 0:00
2015-12Dec 8 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 23:15 0:00
2015-12Dec 5 TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 22:28 0:26
2015-12Dec 4 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 20:12 0:00
2015-12Dec 1 PIT 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:37 0:00
2015-11Nov 28 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 23:34 0:00
2015-11Nov 25 CHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 25:21 0:07
2015-11Nov 22 @CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:38 0:00
2015-11Nov 21 @PIT 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 3 3 20:53 1:14
2015-11Nov 19 @PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 22:27 0:53
2015-11Nov 17 @BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 23:12 0:38
2015-11Nov 14 @BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:40 0:54
2015-11Nov 13 @DET 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 20:40 0:00
2015-11Nov 10 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:49 0:11
2015-11Nov 7 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:32 0:05
2015-11Nov 5 FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 19:51 0:00
2015-11Nov 3 CLM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 19:00 0:00
2015-11Nov 1 @COL 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 23:11 0:00
2015-10Oct 31 @DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 20:07 0:00
2015-10Oct 28 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 20:58 0:12
2015-10Oct 24 CAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 21:54 0:00
2015-10Oct 22 LOS Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 19 @NYR Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 17 @NYI Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 16 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 30:09 1:17
2015-10Oct 13 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:25 0:04
2015-10Oct 10 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 22:27 0:00
2015-10Oct 7 @LOS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 18:30 0:00

Paul Martin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Martin didn't add a point, but took two shots and blocked a team-leading four shots in Saturday's overtime win against Dallas.

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Martin snapped a 12-game pointless streak with an assist in Sunday's overtime loss to Chicago.

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Martin started the breakout that led Melker Karlsson's overtime winner against the Flyers on Thursday, finishing with an assist, two blocked shots and a plus-1 rating.

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Martin (lower body) will return to the Sharks' lineup Saturday against the Hurricanes, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Martin (lower body) endured a full practice Friday and now plans to play Saturday against the Hurricanes, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

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As expected, Martin (lower body) is out for Thursday night's game against the Kings, Kevin Kurz CSN Bay Area reports.

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Martin did not practice on Wednesday and "is in doubt" for Thursday's game against the Kings, reports CSN Bay Area.

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Martin (lower body) will miss Monday's game against the Rangers, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Martin (lower body) will not play Saturday against the Islanders, Curtis Pashelka of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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In his first game as a Shark, Martin grabbed an assist and a plus-2 rating through 18:30 of ice time Wednesday against Los Angeles.

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Martin is a "virtual lock" to be paired with Brent Burns on Opening Night, according to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.

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Martin signed a four-year, $19.4 million contract with the Sharks on Wednesday, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

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2015-16

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2014-15

Due primarily to a broken leg, Martin played in only 39 games last year, scoring three goals and 15 points. The 33-year-old saw big minutes last season, averaging a team-high 24:34 time on ice whenever he was healthy. He figures to take a lead role once again in 2014-15, but there's a chance the team could move him, given that he's in the final year of a five-year, $25-million deal. Some argue that Pittsburgh's power play operates best when Martin is quarterbacking it -- 47 percent of his points have come on the man-advantage the last two years. Christian Ehrhoff and youngsters like Olli Maatta and Derrick Pouliot could eat into Martin's power-play time, but with Matt Niskanen leaving for Washington there might be a little less competition -- at least to start the season. In the end, Martin is thought of as more of a puck-moving defenseman than as a true offensive threat, but he can also chip in with his fair share of points.

2013-14

Martin rebounded from his worst season in Pittsburgh to his best performance ever in nine NHL campaigns last year. Martin totaled 23 points (6G, 17A) in 34 games. Perhaps most surprisingly, the blueliner showed strong skills on the power play, where he gave the Pens the puck distributor they otherwise lacked. He scored two goals and nine points on the man advantage, setting himself up for additional power-play opportunities in 2013-14. Martin suffered what the team called a "serious" injury during the playoffs, but his ankle should be fine after a summer of rest. Whether last season was a career year or not remains to be seen. Martin finally vindicated fantasy owners who saw potential in him for years. He'll continue to skate as a top-two defender and eat up minutes (25:19 TOI) in the upcoming season.

2012-13

No Penguins player was booed more vociferously than Martin last year. His lack of physical play and $5 million annual salary makes him a natural scapegoat. Despite missing nine games, Martin led the team in total time on ice. He managed only four power-play points (all assists) with a shot that probably doesn't scare too many shot blockers. The Minnesota native totaled two goals and 25 assists and again failed to live up to offensive expectations. The Penguins would like to move his salary but will likely deploy him as a top-four defender, at least until some of the organization's defensive prospects gain more experience. Martin's strength -- puck movement and eating minutes -- transfers poorly to fantasy hockey.

2011-12

Martin's finest skill -- the one that helped secure him a five-year, $25 million deal with Pittsburgh -- doesn't translate well into fantasy hockey. Martin's pass-first mentality and puck moving-game gives the Pens a blueliner who helps their transition game like no other. From a fantasy perspective, the former Devils player offers modest offense. He is fresh off a season in which he totaled just three goals and 21 helpers in 77 games. Those numbers will likely see a bump up with Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby back, but his career-best point total of 37 suggests he'll never become a big offensive weapon.

2010-11

The Penguins are going to give Martin every chance to fulfill his promise as a potential star two-way defenseman after giving him a five-year, $25 million free agent contract. The departure of Sergei Gonchar opens the door for Martin to become a power-play quarterback for a Pittsburgh team that features offensive weapons few teams can match. Martin totaled 18 points (2, 16) on the power play in his last full season and 30 special teams points seems doable with the Pens. A broken forearm limited Martin to 22 games and 11 points in 2009-10. He averaged a little over 30 points per game the previous five seasons, however, and anything less than 40 points from Martin would be considered a disappointment.

2008-09

Martin has established himself as No. 1 defenseman in the NHL as he eats up tons of ice time against the opposition's scorers. Offensively, his 32 points seems a bit more in line with what he'll do than the 37 he posted in 2005-06. However, he doesn't shoot (93 shots in 73 contests) and has just 13 goals in 235 games the past three seasons, so it's hard to expect anything more on the score sheet.

2007-08

Martin has established himself as No. 1 defenseman in the NHL as he eats up tons of ice time against the opposition's scorers. Offensively, his 32 points seems a bit more in line with what he'll do than the 37 he posted in 2005-06. Martin will be on the ice plenty and should again approach the 32 point mark. However, he doesn't shoot (93 shots in 73) and has just 13 goals in 235 games the past three seasons.

2005-06

Soon to be entering his second NHL season, Martin could be a breakout candidate this winter. Described as a defender in the Scott Niedermayer mold, Martin should see increased power play time and more ice time with the top scoring lines. He’ll likely skate close to 20-25 minutes per game. He is certainly a name to remember if you are in a keeper league.