The New York Islanders have acquired forward Matt Martin from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for goaltender Eamon McAdam.
Martin, 29, spent the last two seasons with the Maple Leafs, accumulating 21 points (eight goals and 13 assists) and 183 penalty minutes in 132 games. He was also chosen as Toronto's nominee for the King Clancy Award, given to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community. The Windsor, ON, native began his career with the Islanders, playing seven seasons with the team that selected him in the fifth round (148th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.
During his time on Long Island, Martin won five consecutive Bob Nystrom Awards, given annually to the Islander who best exemplifies leadership, hustle and dedication. He also led the NHL in hits in each of his last five seasons with the Islanders. He was also a finalist for the NHL Foundation Award, awarded annually to the player who applies the core values of hockey-commitment, perseverance and teamwork-to enrich the lives of people in his community.
In 570 career NHL games with the Islanders and Toronto, Martin has 109 points (50 goals, 59 assists) and 853 penalty minutes. He added four points (one goal, three assists) in 30 Stanley Cup Playoff games with both clubs.
Prior to his professional career, Martin played three years of junior hockey with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League. During his final amateur season with Sarnia in 2008-09, he posted career highs in goals (35) and assists (30) in 61 games.