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ISLANDERS RETURN DE HAAN, ASSIGN MARTIN

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Calvin de Haan has been returned to his junior club, the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and forward Matt Martin has been assigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL).


de Haan, 19, was selected by the Islanders in the first round (12th overall) of the 2009 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft. Last season, the 6-1, 189-pound defenseman from Ottawa, ON, scored 24 points (5g/19a) in 34 games with Oshawa, before seeing his second OHL season cut short due to a shoulder injury that required surgery. de Haan represented Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championships, tallying one assist with a +4 rating in four games to help his team to a silver medal. He posted one goal and one assist in three 2010 preseason contests with the Islanders.

Martin, 21, was the Islanders’ fifth round selection (148th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-3, 210-pound forward from Windsor, ON, made his NHL debut last season, posting two assists and 26 penalty minutes in five games with the Islanders. Martin also scored 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists) in 76 AHL games with the Sound Tigers last year. Martin played in one game during the 2010 preseason before suffering a lower body injury in practice, which held him out of the remainder of the Islanders’ exhibition schedule.
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