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Paul Martin

33-Year-Old Defenseman – Pittsburgh Penguins

2013-14 NHL Stats

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12

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10

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, averaging a team-high 24:34 TOI whenever he was healthy. He figures to take a lead role once again in 2014-15, but there's a chance th...

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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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Martin signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Penguins in July of 2010.

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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 Proj 33 NHL PIT 68 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Paul Martin

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#1 Left Defenseman
  1. Paul Martin
  2. Olli Maatta  OUT
  3. Robert Scuderi
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Time On Ice Stats

24:34

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Paul Martin was on the ice for 24:34.

4:16

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Paul Martin was on the ice for 4:16 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 23:00 1:54
2012-13 25:20 4:22
2013-14 24:34 4:16

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Paul Martin 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
May 13 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 4 28:10 0:00
May 11 at NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 26:07 1:09
May 9 NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 5 25:38 3:12
May 7 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 30:05 4:20
May 5 at NYR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 26:10 1:50
May 4 NYR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 3 26:42 4:34
May 2 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 28:33 5:18
Apr 28 at CLS 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 27:30 3:50
Apr 26 CLS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 24:41 3:42
Apr 23 at CLS 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 4 25:11 3:53
Apr 21 at CLS 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 4 28:34 6:27
Apr 19 CLS 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 5 34:07 9:31
Apr 16 CLS 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 2 23:51 1:52
Apr 13 OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 26:00 4:43
Apr 12 PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 25:22 4:05
Apr 9 DET 0 2 2 -2 0 0 2 0 2 0.0 1 3 27:33 3:30
Apr 6 at COL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 27:36 1:32
Apr 5 at MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 23:09 1:59
Apr 3 at WPG 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 3 2 23:46 1:32
Apr 1 CAR Did Not Play
Mar 30 CHI Did Not Play
Mar 28 at CLS Did Not Play
Mar 27 LA Did Not Play
Mar 25 PHO Did Not Play
Mar 23 STL Did Not Play
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Mar 22 TB Did Not Play
Mar 20 at DET Did Not Play
Mar 18 DAL Did Not Play
Mar 16 PHI Did Not Play
Mar 15 at PHI Did Not Play
Mar 11 WAS Did Not Play
Mar 10 at WAS Did Not Play
Mar 7 at ANH Did Not Play
Mar 6 at SJ Did Not Play
Mar 4 at NSH Did Not Play
Mar 1 at CHI Did Not Play
Feb 27 MON Did Not Play
Feb 7 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 25:23 1:16
Feb 5 at BUF 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 22:51 2:19
Feb 3 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 24:13 1:44
Feb 1 at PHO 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 23:18 1:17
Jan 30 at LA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:21 0:47
Jan 27 BUF 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:52 0:05
Jan 25 at DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 21:46 1:22
Jan 23 at NYI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 23:46 0:50
Jan 22 MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 2 19:49 3:02
Jan 20 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:06 1:12
Jan 15 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 11 at CGY Did Not Play
Jan 10 at EDM Did Not Play
Jan 7 at VAN Did Not Play
Jan 5 WPG Did Not Play
Jan 3 NYR Did Not Play
Dec 31 at NJ Did Not Play
Dec 29 at CLS Did Not Play
Dec 27 at CAR Did Not Play
Dec 23 at OTT Did Not Play
Dec 21 CGY Did Not Play
Dec 19 MIN Did Not Play
Dec 18 at NYR Did Not Play
Dec 16 TOR Did Not Play
Dec 14 at DET Did Not Play
Dec 13 NJ Did Not Play
Dec 9 CLS Did Not Play
Dec 7 at BOS Did Not Play
Dec 5 SJ Did Not Play
Dec 3 at NYI Did Not Play
Nov 30 at FLA Did Not Play
Nov 29 at TB Did Not Play
Nov 27 TOR Did Not Play
Nov 25 at BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 25:24 1:26
Nov 23 at MON 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 3 24:40 3:16
Nov 22 NYI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 2 24:19 3:08
Nov 20 at WAS 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 6 22:17 1:22
Nov 18 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 24:47 2:49
Nov 16 at NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 24:06 2:24
Nov 15 NSH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:03 2:31
Nov 13 PHI Did Not Play
Nov 9 at STL Did Not Play
Nov 6 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 26:25 5:39
Nov 2 at CLS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 26:09 4:48
Nov 1 CLS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 23:33 3:26
Oct 30 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 26:09 2:29
Oct 28 at CAR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 25:17 2:26
Oct 26 at TOR 0 1 1 -3 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 3 24:37 3:52
Oct 25 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 23:28 7:09
Oct 21 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 28:09 9:33
Oct 19 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 28:12 4:58
Oct 17 at PHI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 4 27:30 6:24
Oct 15 EDM 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 2 27:46 2:50
Oct 12 at TB 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 28:09 6:00
Oct 11 at FLA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 24:18 2:27
Oct 8 CAR 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 2 24:34 2:32
Oct 5 BUF 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 25:07 2:43
Oct 3 NJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 24:26 1:23

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

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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Martin picked up his first power-play goal of the year -- and second game-winner -- Thursday against the Jets. It was his first game back after an 18-game IR stint due to a hand injury.

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Coach Dan Blysma confirmed Martin (hand) will play Thursday against the Jets.

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Martin (hand) appears likely to return to the Pittsburgh lineup Thursday against the Jets, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Martin (hand) said he hopes to return Thursday in Winnipeg, but will play "for sure" by the weekend.

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Martin (hand) returned to a full practice on Monday.

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Martin (hand) will receive an X-ray Sunday to determine how well he's progressed in his recovery, the Associated Press reports.

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Martin (hand) was practicing stick handling and shooting Monday, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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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.