The New York Islanders officially announced today that Matt Martin has agreed to terms on a four-year contract.
Martin, 23, completed his first full season with the Islanders last year, setting a career best in goals with seven, to go along with his seven assists for 14 points in 80 games. He also set the NHL single season record for hits with 374.
A fifth round selection (148th overall) in the 2008 NHL Draft, Martin has played in a total of 153 NHL games, totaling 30 points (12 goals and 18 assists) and accumulating 294 penalty minutes.
The 6’3, 210-pound left wing began his professional career with the Islanders American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He played in 76 games during the 2009-10 season, scoring 12 goals and 19 assists for 31 points.
Martin played three years in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sarnia Sting. He finished his junior hockey career with 63 goals and 46 assists for 109 points in 166 games. The Windsor, ON native served as the Sting’s team captain his final season in Sarnia, 2008-09.