|Matt Martin (b. 1989)|
| 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
220 lb (100 kg)
| NHL Team|
| Toronto Maple Leafs|
New York Islanders
|Born|| May 8 1989,|
|NHL Draft|| 148th, 2008|
New York Islanders
|Pro Career||2009 – present|
Matthew Martin (born May 8, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger who currently plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). Martin previously played with the New York Islanders and is known for his strong checking abilities, having led the league in hits delivered in every season since 2011; the only year Martin did not finish first was his rookie season of 2010-11, where he finished fourth league wide in recorded hits. Martin also holds the NHL record for most hits in a season.
Playing career Edit
Martin tried out for his local AAA team, the Windsor Junior Spitfires, but was cut. In 2006, he tried out with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League as a walk-on, and made the team, playing on a line with Steven Stamkos.
Martin was drafted in the fifth round, 148th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Martin was signed by the Islanders to a three-year entry-level contract on September 4, 2009. Martin scored his first NHL goal on October 29, 2010 against Alex Auld of the Montreal Canadiens.
On September 15, 2012, he agreed to a four-year contract with the Islanders.
During the 2014–15 NHL season, Martin set the NHL record for most hits in a single season, recording 382 checks.
On July 1, 2016, as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career, Martin and the Toronto Maple Leafs agreed to a four-year, $10 million contract, worth an average of $2.5 million a season. Interestingly, Martin is the second "Matt Martin" to have played for the Maple Leafs, behind the 1971 born Matt Martin.
Career statistics Edit
|2004–05||Windsor Jr. Spitfires||MHAO||32||8||11||19||78||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||76||12||19||31||113||5||1||2||3||4|
|2009–10||New York Islanders||NHL||5||0||2||2||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||7||1||2||3||11||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||New York Islanders||NHL||68||5||9||14||147||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||New York Islanders||NHL||80||7||7||14||121||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||New York Islanders||NHL||48||4||7||11||63||6||1||0||1||14|
|2013–14||New York Islanders||NHL||79||8||6||14||90||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||New York Islanders||NHL||78||8||6||14||114||7||0||1||1||12|
|2015–16||New York Islanders||NHL||80||10||9||19||119||11||0||0||0||12|
External Links Edit
- Matt Martin's stats on Hockeydb