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Matt Martin
Matt Martin
Left Wing  - NYI
(MAHR-tihn)
Number: 17
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: May 8, 1989  (Age 25)
Birthplace: Windsor, ON, Canada
Drafted: NYI / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (148th overall)
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Islanders in the fifth round (148th overall) of the 2008 National Hockey League Draft. Agreed to a four-year contract on September 14, 2012.

LAST SEASON:

Scored 14 points (8g/6a) in 79 games during his fourth full season with the Islanders...Set a career high in goals and matched his career mark in points...Led the NHL in hits for the third straight season with 359...Finished second on the team in penalty minutes (90) and third on the team in game-winning goals (3)...Led all Islanders with 10 major penalties...Won his third straight Bob Nystrom Award, given annuyally to the islander who best exemplifies leadership, hustle and dedication...Missed three games with a lower body injury from Feb. 27 - Mar. 2...Scored two goals, including the game winner, and went plus-4 on Mar. 25 at Carolina.

CAREER:
2012-13:
Scored 11 points (4g/7a) in 48 games during his third season with the Islanders...Led the NHL in hits (234) for the second-consecutive season...Led the Islanders in penalty minutes (63) and major penalties (7)...Was one of eight Islanders to appear in every game...Had a two-point game (1g/1a), including his first career power-play goal on Mar. 5 vs. Montreal...Played his 200th NHL game on Apr. 25 at Philadelphia...Won the Bob Nystrom Award for the second straight season, given annually to the Islander who best exemplifies leadership, hustle and dedication.  2011-12: Led the NHL with 374 hits during his second season with the Islanders, the highest hits total recorded in league history since it became an official statistic in 2005-06...Established career highs in games played (80)...Scored 14 points (7g/7a)...His career-high 15 major penalties tied for eighth in the league...Placed second on the team in short-handed points (0g/2a)...Missed two games due to illness from Mar. 10-11...Won the Bob Nystrom Award.  2010-11: Recorded 14 points (5g/9a) in 68 games as an Islanders rookie…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 his Islanders season debut on Oct. 27 at Montreal…Scored his first NHL goal (A. Auld) and recorded his first fighting major of the season (H. Gill) in his second game on Oct. 29 vs. Montreal…Was assessed a two-game suspension for his hit on Vernon Fiddler on Dec. 18 vs. Phoenix…Posted 27 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct on Feb. 11 vs. Pittsburgh (received a four-game suspension)…Scored two goals on Feb. 24 at Philadelphia. 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)... 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.

NHL PLAYOFFS:
2013:
Made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, scoring one goal in six games during the Islanders’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Pittsburgh.

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...Served as team captain.  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.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 47 27 12 8 143 120 62
6 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
7 WSH 47 24 14 9 140 124 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 47 22 24 -1 46
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 47 9 25 17 34
B. Nelson 47 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 47 9 17 5 26
J. Boychuk 37 4 20 17 24
J. Bailey 35 8 14 9 22
N. Leddy 47 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 47 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 41 13 5 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 9 0 .913 2.37
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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