113-Year-Old Left Wing – New York Islanders
Matt Martin Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $4 million contract with the Islanders in September of 2012.
Martin delivered three shots and an impressive 11 hits Saturday in the Islanders' overtime loss to Pittsburgh. The game ends the Isles' season in a 4-2 first-round series loss.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
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|Nov 23||at PHI||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||9||0||10:04||0:45|
|Nov 22||at PIT||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||7||0||12:29||2:10|
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|Nov 10||at MON||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||1||14:23||0:47|
|Nov 9||at CLS||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||8||0||17:48||1:01|
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|Nov 1||at OTT||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||3||33.3||8||0||13:22||0:00|
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|Oct 12||at NSH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||4||0||12:36||0:00|
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|Oct 4||at NJ||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||3||1||13:56||0:09|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Martin is yet another third or fourth line player with which the Isles seem to be loaded. He will score a goal from time to time but could also be pushed for playing time by some of the Isles' top prospects, who are getting closer and closer to being NHL ready. Martin is worth a look in leagues that reward hits, as he led the NHL with 374 last season to go with 121 penalty minutes and 14 points.
Martin's first full season with the Islanders in 2010-11 was hardly a breakout success as he had only five goals and 14 points. Still, he can be a useful player as his 147 PIMs show he is not afraid to throw his body around. The problem, however, is that the Isles seem to have quite a few players with his skills and it's hard to know which one will stand out to the coaches and begin the season with the team. It's a safe bet that Martin will see quite a few games with the Isles this season.
The kind of player most teams would like on their squad. A hard worker who will do what it takes to get the job done. Question is, can he score enough goals to force the Isles to keep him on their roster. He won't start the season with the team, but will be called up once injuries hit.
The Islanders need size and toughness at forward and Martin has a decent chance to fill that role for the team in a year or two. He has also shown a bit of offensive ability in the OHL, so the Islanders are hoping he can develop quickly in the AHL.