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Islanders, left winger Matt Martin agree to 4-year deal

Sunday, 09.16.2012 / 12:15 AM / News

The Canadian Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders and left winger Matt Martin agreed to a four-year contract Saturday night.

The 23-year-old Martin, 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, had seven goals, seven assists and 121 penalty minutes in 80 games last season. He also set an NHL season record for hits with 374.

Martin has 12 goals, 18 assists and 294 penalty minutes in 153 career games, all with the Islanders.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round