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New York Islanders - Blue & White - Matt Martin

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
Position: Left Wing

Height: 6’3
Weight: 210
Shoots: Left
Born: May 8, 1989 in Windsor, ON

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the fifth round (148th overall) of the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

LAST SEASON: Recorded 14 points (5g/9a) in 68 games during his first full NHL season with the Islanders…Finished third on the team with 147 penalty minutes and second on the team with 13 fighting majors…Ranked fourth in the NHL with 299 hits, despite playing in fewer games than every other top-10 hitter in the league…Opened the season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (American Hockey League), posting three points (1g/2a) in seven games before being recalled from loan on Oct. 25…Made Islanders season debut on Oct. 27 at Montreal…Scored his first NHL goal and recorded his first fighting major of the season in his second game on Oct. 29 vs. Montreal (H. Gill)…Scored his second-career goal on Dec. 11 vs. Atlanta…Scored two goals on Feb. 24 at Philadelphia.

CAREER: 2009-10: Spent most of his first professional season with Bridgeport, while also skating in five games with the Islanders...Tallied 31 points (12g/19a) in 76 games with Bridgeport, finishing sixth on the team in points and goals and seventh in assists...Recorded two assists in his NHL debut on Feb. 9 vs. Nashville...Recorded his first NHL fight on Feb. 10 at Pittsburgh (T. Kennedy).

PLAYOFFS: 2010: Made his professional playoff debut with Bridgeport, scoring one goal and two assists in five first-round Calder Cup Playoff games against the eventual AHL Champion Hershey Bears.

JUNIOR:  2008-09: Posted Junior career highs in goals (35), assists (30) and points (65) in 61 Ontario Hockey League games with the Sarnia Sting...Added three goals in five playoff games.

2007-08: Ranked third on Sarnia in goals (25) and finished with 38 points...Ranked second on the team with 155 penalty minutes...Scored six points (3g/3a) in nine playoff games.

2006-07: Posted six points (3g/3a) in 39 games as a rookie with Sarnia.

Statistics Regular Season Playoffs
SEASON CLUB LEA GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2005-06 Blenheim OHA-C 40 11 12 23 102 - - - - -
2006-07 Sarnia OJHL-B 9 2 5 7 16 - - - - -
2006-07 Sarnia OHL 39 3 3 6 52 4 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Sarnia OHL 66 25 13 38 155 9 3 3 6 16
2008-09 Sarnia OHL 61 35 30 65 142 - - - - -
2009-10 NY Islanders NHL 5 0 2 2 26 - - - - -
2009-10 Bridgeport AHL 76 12 19 31 113 - - - - -
2010-11 Bridgeport AHL 7 1 2 3 11 - - - - -
2010-11 NY Islanders NHL 68 5 9 14 147 - - - - -
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