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Paul Martin

33-Year-Old Defenseman – Pittsburgh Penguins

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Undisclosed    EST. RETURN:  12/27/2014
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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Martin signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Penguins in July of 2010.

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Martin (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Paul Martin NHL Stats
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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 31 1 6 7 8 10 29 3.4 0 0 22:22 0 0 0 1:20 18 58
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Time On Ice Stats

22:22

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Paul Martin was on the ice for 22:22.

1:20

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Paul Martin was on the ice for 1:20 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 25:20 4:22
2013-14 24:34 4:16
2014-15 22:22 1:20

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Paul Martin 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 20 FLA Did Not Play
Dec 18 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 25:58 2:09
Dec 15 TB 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 19:21 2:11
Dec 13 at CLS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 22:48 3:52
Dec 12 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 24:32 4:06
Dec 8 at NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 25:12 1:17
Dec 6 OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 4 23:43 3:45
Dec 4 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:55 1:29
Dec 2 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 20:53 1:53
Nov 29 at CAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 18:12 0:47
Nov 28 CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 20:28 0:00
Nov 26 TOR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 21:24 0:00
Nov 24 at BOS 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:51 0:10
Nov 22 at NYI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 7 22:04 0:00
Nov 21 NYI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 26:59 0:00
Nov 18 at MON 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 22:27 0:00
Nov 15 NYR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 23:31 0:33
Nov 14 at TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 24:46 2:17
Nov 11 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 23:36 1:47
Nov 8 at BUF 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:43 1:32
Nov 6 at WPG 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 22:54 2:25
Nov 4 at MIN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 5 27:14 2:10
Nov 1 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 20:02 0:50
Oct 30 LA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:17 0:20
Oct 28 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 18:09 1:12
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Oct 25 at NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 25:20 0:11
Oct 23 at DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 22:51 0:27
Oct 22 PHI 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 22:18 1:29
Oct 18 NYI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:13 1:01
Oct 16 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 22:28 0:30
Oct 11 at TOR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 1 24:09 1:16
Oct 9 ANH 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 21:54 1:49

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

Martin will be scratched for Saturday's game against the Panthers, presumably due to an undisclosed injury, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Martin (face) took part in the Pens' game-day skate and appears set to skate against New Jersey on Tuesday.

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Martin took a puck off his face during practice Monday and is questionable against New Jersey on Tuesday, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Martin collected a power-play assist and five blocked shots Tuesday in a 4-1 win over the Wild.

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Martin was held pointless with a plus-1 rating in just over 17 minutes (17:17) of action Thursday against Los Angeles.

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Martin will play Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice with a stiff back, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Martin's pointless streak reached six games Wednesday against the Rangers.

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After four games, Martin leads the league in playoff scoring with eight points (all assists).

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Martin recorded two assists in Wednesday’s overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.

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Martin played 28:34 and had two assists against the Blue Jackets in Monday's Game 3 win for Pittsburgh.

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Martin collected a pair of power-play assists Wednesday against the Red Wings.

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Along with Matt Niskanen, Martin will remain at the point on Pittsburgh's top power-play unit Wednesday, according to the Penguins' website.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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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.