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Paul Martin

34-Year-Old Defenseman – San Jose Sharks

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

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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
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2013-14 24:34 4:16
2014-15 22:47 1:52

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Martin was credited with an assist in Saturday's Game 2 win over the Rangers.

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Martin contributed an assist in Saturday's win over the Coyotes.

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Martin notched an assist in Thursday's loss to the Blue Jackets.

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Martin assisted on the game-winning goal and an empty-netter in Tuesday's 5-3 victory over Winnipeg.

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Martin had a rare multi-point evening Tuesday, scoring a goal and adding an assist to go with five blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in a 7-2 demolition of Minnesota.

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Martin (undisclosed) will return to the ice Wednesday against the Bruins.

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Martin (undisclosed) was activated from injured reserve Wednesday, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Coach Mike Johnston indicated that Martin (undisclosed) would likely be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Bruins, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Martin (undisclosed) didn't practice with the team Monday, but did make an appearance as practice was ending and got in some conditioning drills with assistant coach Gary Agnew, Sam Kasan of the Penguins' official site reports.

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Martin (undisclosed) is aiming to return to the lineup Wednesday versus the Bruins, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Martin (undisclosed) did not practice Thursday.

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Martin (undisclosed) is hoping to resume playing with the Penguins over the weekend.

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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.