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17 Matt Martin LW
Height/Weight: 6-3/206 | Birthdate: 5/8/1989 | Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada | Team: New York Islanders | College: None | NHL Experience: 5 | Salary: $600,000 | Owned/Started%: 7/5 | Average Draft Position: 156.31
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3/25/2014

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Isles' Martin Scores Two Key Goals In Win

News: Matt Martin scored the Isles' final two goals and went plus-4 in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Hurricanes.
Analysis: His first goal made it 4-0, but the 'Canes ended up drawing within one -- so Matt Martin went ahead and scored again to make it 5-3, and Nathan Gerbe's tally 22 seconds later for Carolina turned Martin's goal into the game-winner. Despite this outstanding outing, Martin doesn't offer a lot of excitement for fantasy owners, considering he entered the night with all of 10 points and a minus-12 rating on the season.

3/11/2014

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Isles' Martin Credited With Game-Winner Monday

News: Matt Martin was responsible for the Islanders' game-winning goal in their furious comeback victory over the Canucks on Monday.
Analysis: Matt Martin provided his usual physicality with six hits in the game, but it was his backhanded score from the slot that gave the Islanders their first lead of the game. The goal was simply a nice cookie for fantasy owners who had been counting on Martin solely for hits and penalty minutes.

3/4/2014

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Martin To Return Tuesday For Isles

News: Matt Martin (lower body) will return to game action for the Islanders on Tuesday, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis: Matt Martin returns after missing three games and will bring his physical presence to the team. Martin has become a fan favorite for his willingness to hit anything and everything that moves, and can be a solid player in leagues that reward hits.

3/2/2014

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Isles' Martin Expected To Return Tuesday

News: Matt Martin (lower body) is expected to return to game action Tuesday, according to Newsday.
Analysis: Matt Martin has now missed three games but stated he feels much better and should play in the next game. Martin will never be known for his touch around the net but his willingness to use the body is something the Isles have missed of late. He will be a welcome addition when ready to return.

2/28/2014

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Isles' Martin Returns To Practice

News: Matt Martin (lower body) practiced with the Islanders on Friday, according to Newsday.
Analysis: Matt Martin was still limited in practice and seems unlikely to play Saturday versus the Devils but could return to the lineup Sunday. Although he will never be mistaken for a goal scorer, he can be a valuable fantasy player in leagues that reward hits.

2/26/2014

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Isles' Martin Ruled Out For Thursday

News: Matt Martin (lower body) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Matt Martin was back on the ice for Wednesday's practice, but coach Jack Capuano said the winger still needed a little more time to recover from the injury. He could be a possibility for either of the Islanders' weekend games.

2/26/2014

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Isles' Martin Practices

News: Updating a prior report, Matt Martin (lower body) did participate in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: It was originally reported that Matt Martin was not going to practice, but he ended up taking the ice after all. His status for Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs is still up in the air, but we'll probably know more after the morning skate.

2/26/2014

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Isles' Martin Still Out

News: Matt Martin (lower body) did not practice Wednesday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Matt Martin has been dealing with the injury for a week now, and it seems unlikely at this point that he'll be available for Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs. The winger's status shouldn't affect too many fantasy lineups, though, considering he has just four goals and four assists through 60 games this season.

2/20/2014

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Isles' Martin Nursing Lower-Body Injury

News: Matt Martin is tending to a lower-body injury and skated on his own for Wednesday's practice, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Analysis: The injury isn't something that was reported heading into the Olympic break, so it's likely nothing more than a minor injury for the fourth-liner. In leagues that count hits, Matt Martin is one-category gold, as his 275 on the season lead the NHL by a wide margin.

2/10/2014

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Isles' Martin Leading League In Hits

News: Matt Martin leads the league with 275 hits at the break.
Analysis: With eight points, 35 blocks and a minus-9 rating in 60 games, Matt Martin has been a drain in just about every other category besides penalty minutes (74). However, few players can say they specialize in a category quite like Martin. He has 63 more hits than Toronto's Cody Franson, who ranks second in the league.

5/11/2013

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Isles Fall Despite Martin's Strong Effort

News: Matt Martin delivered three shots and an impressive 11 hits Saturday in the Islanders' overtime loss to Pittsburgh. The game ends the Isles' season in a 4-2 first-round series loss.
Analysis: Even more impressively, he was only on the ice for 12 minutes in the contest. This many hits will give the coaching staff something to ponder as the Islanders mull over their offseason plans. Matt Martin is signed for three more years, so he figures to be in the team's long-term plans.

3/5/2013

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Martin Notches Goal, Assist For Isles

News: Matt Martin has a goal and an assist to lead the Islanders over Montreal Tuesday.
Analysis: Usually when Matt Martin gets noticed in the box score, it's because he either leads the team in hits or racks up penalty minutes. On Tuesday, however, he scored his second goal of the season and tripled his point total.

9/16/2012

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Martin Signs Four-Year Extension With Islanders

News: Matt Martin signed a four-year, $4 million extension with the Islanders on Sunday, according to the Islanders Point Blank.
Analysis:  Matt Martin is a third or fourth line player, the type of skater who adds grit and heart. He does have some upside, but has yet to score double digit goals in an NHL season.

7/16/2012

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Islanders' Martin Declines Offer

News: Matt Martin did not accept the Islanders' qualifying offer, Islanders.NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Matt Martin remains a restricted free agent as a result.

6/25/2012

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Isles Quality Martin

News: Matt Martin received a qualifying offer from the Islanders on Monday, according to Islanders Point Blank.
Analysis: Matt Martin displays flashes of offensive potential at times but is really nothing more than a third or fourth line player.

3/12/2012

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Islanders' Martin Back From Flu

News: Matt Martin (illness) is expected to play Tuesday against the Capitals, Newsday reports.
Analysis: Matt Martin missed the two past games with a flu bug, but looks to be back to full strength now.

3/10/2012

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Isles' Martin Sits Out With Flu

News: Matt Martin missed Saturday's game against the Devils because of the flu.
Analysis: He may be out a few games -- you can never underestimate the flu. But he should be back helping your sin bin scores in relatively short order.

3/9/2012

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Isles' Martin Misses Practice Friday

News: Matt Martin (illness) missed practice Friday, the Islanders' official Twitter page reports.
Analysis: There's no word on his availability for Saturday's game against the Devils. He has 14 points (7G, 7A) and 99 penalty minutes in his 67 games this year, so if you're in a league that awards points for penalty minutes, you may want to monitor his situation.

1/23/2012

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Martin Active In Isles' Loss

News: Matt Martin registered eight hits in the Islanders' 3-0 loss to Toronto on Monday, putting two shots on goal.
Analysis: Like every other Islanders skater, Matt Martin did not record a point. His eight hits extended his league-leading total to 210 as he continues to throw his body around. He's only worth using in leagues that reward hits and penalty minutes.

12/31/2011

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Islanders' Martin Scores Goal In Win Over Oilers

News: Matt Martin scored a goal in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Oilers. The goal was his fourth of the year.
Analysis: In 36 games played on the season, Matt Martin has four goals and four assists and should be reserved for only the deepest of leagues.

12/24/2011

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Isles Martin Quiet Friday

News: Matt Martin was minus-2 with one shot on goal in just over 11 minutes of action Friday night.
Analysis: With seven points on the season and a minus-11 rating to boot, there's nothing here that can consistently be extracted to benefit fantasy owners. Matt Martin is best left to the waiver wire at this point.

12/6/2011

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Martin Scores For Isles

News: Matt Martin posted his third goal of the season and extended a points streak to three games. He also delivered four hits in the game, raising his league-leading total to 113.
Analysis: Of all the players on the Islanders' roster to be riding a three-game points streak, Matt Martin is the least likely. The bruising winger has close to 20 more hits than Cal Clutterbuck, the owner of second place on the league's list. We can't see Martin being this active offensively too much, but, he is of value in leagues that reward hits and penalty minutes.

12/3/2011

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

More Sin-Bin Time For Islanders' Martin

News: Matt Martin was whistled for a double minor for roughing in the first frame of New York's contest at Dallas on Saturday.
Analysis: He easily leads the team with 47 PIMs in 24 starts, and now ranks in the league's top 15 in that column.

2/24/2011

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Isles' Martin Doubles Career Goal Total

News: Martin scored two goals in the third period, the second with 27.2 seconds remaining, to force overtime Thursday in an eventual loss to the Flyers.
Analysis: He'd scored two goals in his first 52 career NHL games before potting the two on Thursday. Martin is generally more known for his contributions in the physical aspects of the game.

2/12/2011

Matt Martin, LW, NYI

Matt Martin

Isles' Martin Suspended Four Games

News: Martin was suspended for four games for punching Penguins' forward Max Talbot from behind in Friday's game, reports TSN.ca.
Analysis: The hit was almost shades of Todd Bertuzzi. The suspension takes effect immediately and he will lose $41,585 while he's out. Bench him if you're using him.