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Paul Martin

Paul Martin  #7

Pittsburgh Penguins  Defenseman
NUMBER: 7 BIRTHDATE: March 5, 1981  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Minneapolis, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: NJD / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (62nd overall)
Since entering the league in 2003-04, Martin ranks 5th in points (259) among active American-born defensemen. Is currently on IR. Is 1st on the team with 58 blocked shots. His 3:13 of SH TOI/G is 1st on PIT. Ranks 2nd on PIT averaging 22:21 TOI/G. His 7 blocked shots Nov. 22 at NYI tie a career high set on Apr. 2, 2006 at PIT as a member of NJ. Logged 20:00 or more minutes of TOI in 3 of 4 preseason games dressed. Led team w/27:19 TOI/G, 8 assists (tied), and 38 BkS during the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. First Penguins player since Paul Coffey in 1989 to register 4 straight multiple-assist playoff games (April 16-23) during the 2014 postseason. Led team w/24:34 TOI/G during the 2013-14 regular season. Placed 4th among team D-men w/15 points (3G-12A) in 2013-14. Finished +2 in 4 GP as a member of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team. Career Info: Highs: G: 2 A: 3 P: 3 SHOOTOUT NUMBERS w/PIT: 0 G, 0 Att, 0.0 Pct REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS w/PIT: 254GP 14G-82A-96PTS PPG: 16 SHG: 0
Minnesota High School Player of the Year (1999) WCHA All-Rookie Team (2001) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2002, 2003) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2003) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2003) Signed as a free agent by Fribourg (Swiss), November 4, 2004. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to arm injury at Pittsburgh, October 24, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1, 2010. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to leg (November 25, 2013 vs. Ottawa) and hand (February 19, 2014 vs. Czech Republic (Olympics)) injuries.
Quote of the Day

[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday