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Paul Martin

35-Year-Old Defenseman – San Jose Sharks

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

In his first year in San Jose, Martin scored three goals and 17 assists the identical amount he recorded in the season before with Pittsburgh. Hes a stable veteran presence that isnt going to chip in on the scoresheet much more than that, so the 35-year-olds fantasy uti...

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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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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 78 3 17 20 13 22 49 6.1 0 0 20:44 1 1 2 0:42 54 123
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2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

20:44

Average Time On Ice

On average, Paul Martin was on the ice for 20:44.

0:42

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Paul Martin was on the ice for 0:42 during power plays.

2:48

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Paul Martin was on the ice for 2:48 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 24:34 4:16 4:09
2014-15 22:47 1:52 2:48
2015-16 20:44 0:42 2:48

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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
Jun 12 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 18:24 0:46
Jun 9 @PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 21:30 1:45
Jun 6 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 20:26 1:05
Jun 4 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 27:43 0:36
Jun 1 @PIT 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 21:24 0:00
May 30 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 23:11 0:00
May 25 STL 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 20:21 2:00
May 23 @STL 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 5 1 20:41 0:57
May 21 STL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 20:13 2:41
May 19 STL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 21:13 1:03
May 17 @STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 23:01 1:30
May 15 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 18:57 0:17
May 12 NAS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 21:44 0:22
May 9 @NAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 24:27 0:00
May 7 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 22:07 0:59
May 5 @NAS 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 7 41:44 1:29
May 3 @NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:45 1:19
May 1 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 20:23 0:48
Apr 29 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 22:03 0:43
Apr 24 LOS Did Not Play
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Apr 22 @LOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 19:35 0:16
Apr 20 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 18:42 0:00
Apr 18 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 8 23:13 1:43
Apr 16 @LOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 4 19:44 1:06
Apr 14 @LOS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 18:16 1:22
Apr 9 ARI Did Not Play
Apr 7 WPG 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 18:54 0:37
Apr 5 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 20:18 1:40
Apr 2 @NAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 22:17 2:10
Mar 31 VAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:52 1:19
Mar 29 @VAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 21:10 3:20
Mar 28 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 20:53 0:03
Mar 26 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:21 2:51
Mar 24 EDM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 22:04 1:13
Mar 22 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 23:19 2:50
Mar 20 ARI 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 4 24:19 2:57
Mar 19 NYR 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 21:10 2:21
Mar 17 @ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:19 0:57
Mar 15 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 21:09 0:00
Mar 12 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 18:30 0:00
Mar 10 NJD 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:18 0:00
Mar 8 @EDM 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:13 0:00
Mar 7 @CGY 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:37 0:00
Mar 5 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 20:16 0:00
Mar 3 @VAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 19:04 0:16
Feb 29 MON 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 17:52 0:00
Feb 28 @VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 22:03 0:00
Feb 26 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 20:04 0:00
Feb 24 @COL 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 21:24 0:00
Feb 22 @STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 23:09 0:27
Feb 19 @CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 25:29 0:00
Feb 18 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 20:32 0:00
Feb 16 @TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 25:04 0:05
Feb 13 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 20:42 0:00
Feb 11 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:50 0:00
Feb 9 @CHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 25:30 0:00
Feb 6 @NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:30 0:00
Feb 4 @STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 20:11 0:15
Feb 2 @ANA 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 20:39 0:00
Jan 26 COL 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 3 20:22 0:00
Jan 24 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:57 0:00
Jan 23 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 20:59 0:00
Jan 21 @ARI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 18:58 0:00
Jan 18 OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 20:09 0:00
Jan 16 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 19:42 0:02
Jan 14 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 17:49 0:05
Jan 12 @WPG 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 4 17:26 0:02
Jan 11 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:38 0:00
Jan 9 TOR 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 18:53 1:28
Jan 7 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 17:51 0:09
Jan 2 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 16:23 0:00
Dec 30 PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 16:10 0:00
Dec 28 COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:11 0:00
Dec 22 @LOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 18:14 0:00
Dec 20 @CHI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 20:09 0:06
Dec 18 @OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 19:31 0:00
Dec 17 @TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 21:36 0:00
Dec 15 @MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 22:03 0:00
Dec 12 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 19:58 0:00
Dec 9 @EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 21:55 0:00
Dec 8 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 23:15 0:00
Dec 5 TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 22:28 0:26
Dec 4 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 20:12 0:00
Dec 1 PIT 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:37 0:00
Nov 28 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 23:34 0:00
Nov 25 CHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 25:21 0:07
Nov 22 @CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:38 0:00
Nov 21 @PIT 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 3 3 20:53 1:14
Nov 19 @PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 22:27 0:53
Nov 17 @BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 23:12 0:38
Nov 14 @BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:40 0:54
Nov 13 @DET 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 20:40 0:00
Nov 10 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:49 0:11
Nov 7 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:32 0:05
Nov 5 FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 19:51 0:00
Nov 3 CLM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 19:00 0:00
Nov 1 @COL 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 23:11 0:00
Oct 31 @DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 20:07 0:00
Oct 28 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 20:58 0:12
Oct 24 CAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 21:54 0:00
Oct 22 LOS Did Not Play
Oct 19 @NYR Did Not Play
Oct 17 @NYI Did Not Play
Oct 16 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 30:09 1:17
Oct 13 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:25 0:04
Oct 10 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 22:27 0:00
Oct 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 had an assist in 21:24 of ice time during Wednesday's shootout loss to Colorado.

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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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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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2015-16

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 Martin could end up rising to top-pairing minutes alongside Brent Burns, but even if he does, he'll still be a stay-at-home defenseman with relatively little fantasy upside. Martin saw huge amounts of power-play minutes at times with the Penguins, but he rarely took advantage of that premium ice time, and at age 34, he's not likely to experience a sudden offensive surge.

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. Hell likely skate close to 20-25 minutes per game. He is certainly a name to remember if you are in a keeper league.