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17 Matt Martin LW

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February 8, 2021 09:52 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Chips in with pair of points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin scored a goal on two shots and added an assist in Monday's 2-0 win over the Rangers. He also had two hits.

Martin provided an insurance goal when he tapped in a backdoor feed from Cal Clutterbuck, putting the Islanders ahead 2-0 with 6:40 remaining. It was the first goal of the year for the veteran, who suddenly has three points in his last two games. Martin's offensive contributions are typically few and far between, but he's on pace to top the eight points he managed all of last season.

January 6, 2021 05:52 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Contract longer than expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin signed a four-year, $6 million contract with the Islanders in December 2020, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.

It was originally thought that Martin had only signed for one year, but that's evidently not the case and explains why Martin signed so early in free agency without shopping his services around. The four-year contract almost certainly assures that Martin will end his career as an Islander.

January 2, 2021 12:24 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Signs with Islanders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Islanders and Martin have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Martin is one of those players that has immense value to the Islanders but nowhere near as much for anyone else. He'll once again play left wing on the crash line for the Islanders with Casey Cizikas at center and Cal Clutterbuck on the right side. Martin is not on the team for his offensive ability but more for his ability and willingness to hit anything and everything that moves. The 31-year-old adds energy to the team and is constantly among the league leaders in hits.

September 12, 2020 11:24 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Records assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin had an assist, two shots on goal and a fighting major in Friday's 5-3 win over the Islanders in Game 3.

Martin drew the secondary helper on Cal Clutterbuck's opening tally. At the end of the game, Martin dropped the gloves with Barclay Goodrow, likely in retribution for the latter's cross-check on Brock Nelson in Game 2. The 31-year-old Martin has five goals and an assist in 19 postseason contests so far. He's added 90 hits, 24 shots and 26 PIM.

September 9, 2020 11:24 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Makes most of limited minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin scored a goal on his lone shot and added seven hits with seven PIM in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 2.

Martin knocked home a centering pass just 84 seconds into the game for his fifth goal of the playoffs, already matching his total from the entire regular season. Martin only played 10:35 in his usual bottom-six role but still managed to lead the team in hits. He also had major and minor penalties.

September 4, 2020 12:36 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Nabs fourth goal of postseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin scored a goal on two shots and racked up a game-high 12 hits in Thursday's 5-4 double-overtime loss to the Flyers in Game 6.

Martin only logged 15:51 in nearly five full periods of hockey, but he certainly made the most of it. Besides providing his usual physical presence, Martin buried a goal as the trailer on a 3-on-2 rush early in the second period to tie the game 2-2. With four goals in the playoffs, Martin is closing in on the five goals he scored during the entire regular season (55 games).

August 29, 2020 10:40 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Chips in offensively
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin scored a goal on three shots and dished out three hits in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Flyers in Game 3.

Martin tied the game at 1-1 when he converted a Mathew Barzal centering pass at 7:12 of the second period. A bottom-six winger more known for his physical play, Martin has three goals in 12 playoff games after scoring only five times in 55 regular-season tilts.

August 14, 2020 11:20 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Ripples twine in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin scored a goal and doled out four hits in Friday's 5-2 win over the Capitals in Game 2.

Martin gave the Islanders their first lead of the night at 5:01 of the second period. The heavy-hitting winger has two goals, 18 hits and 10 shots on net through six playoff games. Offense is not Martin's first responsibility -- while a strong physical presence, fantasy managers likely want more scoring than he provides.

July 15, 2020 02:08 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Returns to practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (undisclosed) was back at practice Wednesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Martin was reportedly dealing with a family matter, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to see him back on the ice right away. With the league's new injury protocol, teams won't be able to provide specific details regarding absences, so Martin could still miss some practice time in the lead-up to the move to Toronto, though it seems he isn't dealing with any injury concerns that will affect his availability to play.

July 14, 2020 12:12 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Missing training camp session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin was not on the ice with the team Tuesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Barring anything more long term, Martin should be in line for a spot on the fourth line during the play-in series clash with Florida. Unless the format values hits, the winger won't produce much in terms of fantasy value during the playoffs.

February 24, 2020 03:08 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Among league leaders in hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin is fifth in the NHL with 212 hits this season.

The crazy part of this statistic is that the four players above him have all played at least 12 more games than Martin, who's played in 48 games this season. He doesn't score much, but he provides some value in deeper leagues that reward physicality.

February 10, 2020 12:40 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Free agent after season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin isn't worried about where he will be playing next season, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Martin is in the last of a four-year, $10 million contract and will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. Martin plays a physical game and is usually one of the league leaders in hits. The Islanders may want to retain his services, but after failing to re-sign John Tavares after the 2017-18 season and then being spurned by Artemi Panarin last year, their first priority will likely be to find a goal-scorer.

January 18, 2020 03:32 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Top 10 in hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin currently sits at seventh in the NHL in hits with 150.

Martin might be higher on the list if not for missing several games due to a knee injury. Martin may not be the most talented of forwards when it comes to puck handling, but his ability to hit anything and everything that moves is what makes him valuable to the Islanders.

January 15, 2020 08:04 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Quick Exit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin was only credited with 10 seconds of ice time during the Islanders 6-2 loss to the Rangers on Monday.

Martin was given a game misconduct along with Brendan Smith of the Rangers for engaging in a second fight during a play stoppage. Ross Johnston and Micheal Haley had already had a bout and were in the penalty box when Martin and Smith were lined up opposite each other for the next faceoff. The duo thought the puck had dropped but the linesman pulled back as the centers weren't squared up properly. Since officially, play didn't start again, Martin and Smith were shown to the nearest exit for the second fight. There were three fights in this contest and with both teams playing a rematch on Thursday, if you're in a league that rewards penalty minutes, you may want to get bruisers from either team in your lineup.

December 29, 2019 09:56 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Ends long drought with GWG
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin scored the game-winning goal on his only shot and added three hits in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Wild.

Martin put the Islanders ahead to stay six minutes into the third period, beating Devan Dubnyk for a 2-1 lead. It was Martin's first point since Oct. 25, snapping a 17-game point drought. With just three goals and four points in 25 games, he is not a fantasy asset.

December 27, 2019 12:24 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Now 16 games without a point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin hasn't registered a single point since Oct. 25.

Martin only has two goals, an assist and a zero rating in 23 games this season. He missed nine games with a knee injury after colliding with the bench door in October and hasn't scored since returning. Coach Barry Trotz has also stated that the line of Cal Clutterbuck (wrist), Casey Cizikas and Martin is not as effective when one member of that trio is out of the lineup. Clutterbuck being out indefinitely due to a wrist injury could give Trotz a valid reason to sit Martin in favor of a more offensively gifted player.

December 11, 2019 02:52 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Scoreless in last 10 games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin hasn't registered a point in his last 10 games.

Martin had a goal and an assist Oct. 25 versus the Senators, then missed nine games due to a leg injury before his current scoreless streak. Martin isn't on the Isles to provide scoring, but this is still a bit disappointing. Martin also doesn't have any PIM during the past 10 games but does have 55 hits.

November 21, 2019 03:48 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Returning to lineup versus Pens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (lower body) will suit up against Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Martin will be back in the lineup in a bottom-six role after spending the past nine games on the shelf. The winger has been limited to a mere seven games this year, but he's put together decent production when available with two goals, one helper and seven shots. With Martin healthy, Ross Johnston and Leo Komarov will find themselves relegated to the press box.

November 18, 2019 12:24 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Ruled out versus Pens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (lower body) will not be in the lineup against Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Brian Heyman of Newsday reports.

Martin did practice in a regular jersey Monday, which is certainly a step in the right direction. While coach Barry Trotz did rule the winger out Tuesday, he could be available versus Pittsburgh on Thursday after getting some more practice time under his belt. Once given the green light, the Ontario native figures to slot into a bottom-six role and shouldn't be expected to provide much in terms of fantasy value.

November 15, 2019 01:44 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (lower body) returned to practice Friday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

While Martin did return to practice, it was in an orange non-contact jersey. The hard-hitting winger will need at least one full-contact practice before being cleared for game action, so it's safe to assume he won't be available for Saturday's game in Philadelphia.

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