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17 Matt Martin LW

New York Islanders

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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.

November 15, 2019 01:04 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Almost ready to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (lower body) could be ready to practice with the Islanders as soon as Friday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Martin has missed the last seven games due to the injury but could be ready to play as soon as Saturday in Philadelphia or Tuesday in Pittsburgh. He has two goals and three points on the season, but Martin's biggest value to the Islanders is that he is a part of the crash line along with Cal Clutterbuck and Casey Cizikas. That line is tasked with hitting everything that moves and is also used to create energy for the Islanders.

November 5, 2019 11:16 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Back on the ice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (lower body) has resumed skating, Brian Compton of reports.

Martin will be sidelined for at least another 7-10 days, but he was originally expected to be out until December, so he's clearly ahead of schedule in his recovery. Once healthy, the hard-hitting winger will return to a bottom-six role.

October 30, 2019 10:44 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Islanders placed Martin (lower body) on injured reserve Wednesday.

Martin is expected to be on the shelf for 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury, so it was only a matter of time until he was placed on the injured list. The 30-year-old winger can be a useful player to own in leagues that reward hits, as he's racked up 302 of them in 74 games over the past two campaigns, but that's basically the extent of his fantasy value.

October 28, 2019 03:24 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Facing 4-6 week recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Lou Lamoriello said Sunday that Martin is out 4-6 weeks with an undisclosed injury, Brian Compton of reports.

It's unclear how Martin picked up the injury and what he's dealing with, but at this point, the best-case scenerio for the winger is a return in four weeks. On the heels of this news, Lamoriello said the team won't call any forwards up at this time, which means rookie Oliver Wahlstrom, Ross Johnston and Michael Dal Colle are in line to draw into the lineup for Sunday's game against the Flyers.

October 26, 2019 12:28 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Enjoys two-point evening
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin had a goal and an assist and was plus-2 in Friday's 4-2 win over the Senators.

Martin picked up his second goal of the year five minutes into the second period when he deflected a Nick Leddy point shot. He had also assisted on the first of two Leddy goals in the first period. The 30-year-old has been in and out of the lineup this year but is nothing more than a bottom-six role player when he does draw in. He has posted a double-digit goal total just once in his first 10 seasons in the NHL.

October 15, 2019 06:12 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Healthy scratch once again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin was a healthy scratch Monday versus the Blues, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Coach Barry Trotz has been critical of Martin's play, and that had led to his being a healthy scratch in back-to-back games. It may take a little bit for Martin to get back into the lineup, as the Islanders have won both games without him.

October 11, 2019 08:48 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Not playing his game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin has yet to find his game this season, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Coach Barry Trotz has been unhappy with the play of Casey Cizikas, Cal Clutterbuck and Martin so far this season. That trio is expected to be the energy line for the Isles by hitting everything that moves. If they aren't playing a physical game, their value to the Islanders is diminished. Martin will look to return to his usual physical self Friday in Carolina.

September 18, 2019 11:20 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Has night off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin didn't play in the second half of the Islanders' home-and-home preseason series with the Flyers.

Coach Barry Trotz had stated the no skater would play in both games, so this was to be expected. Martin is expected to once again open the season on the fourth line for the Isles with Cal Clutterbuck and Casey Cizikas.

April 7, 2019 02:36 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Scores empty-netter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin potted his sixth goal of the season into an empty net as the Islanders defeated the Capitals 3-0 on Saturday.

The victory means the Isles will host the Penguins in the first round of the playoffs, which will likely start either Wednesday or Thursday. While the Islanders would love Martin to chip in a goal or two during the series, his main job will be to hit Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel and any other Penguin that he possibly can in order to wear them down over a long series.

March 9, 2019 01:44 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Tagging back in
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (upper body) is expected to return Saturday for a home clash against the Flyers, Brian Compton of reports.

While he's clearly a bottom-six contributor, Martin tends to chip in offensively every once in a while. He's collected five goals and eight assists as a supplement to 220 hits and 87 blocked shots through 52 games.

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Fantasy Points by Week



2009-10N.Y. Islanders5022-1000000
2010-11N.Y. Islanders685914-1300101017
2011-12N.Y. Islanders807714-1700101013
2012-13N.Y. Islanders484711-21010612
2013-14N.Y. Islanders798614-11003036
2014-15N.Y. Islanders788614-4002055
2015-16N.Y. Islanders80109192001013
2018-19N.Y. Islanders6768145001069
2019-20N.Y. Islanders55538-1002034
2009-10N.Y. Islanders100.066:117920:160:0026213
2010-11N.Y. Islanders608.3745:07100114:5453:5114713516
2011-12N.Y. Islanders1305.4972:37130030:41101:3912115118
2012-13N.Y. Islanders676.0571:3180010:2876:47637014
2013-14N.Y. Islanders1206.7940:01132925:3854:169010115
2014-15N.Y. Islanders908.9879:01125710:553:4211410317
2015-16N.Y. Islanders8611.6844:3112447:093:3311911127
2018-19N.Y. Islanders629.7766:0210722:5014:4953329
2019-20N.Y. Islanders4910.2573:178184:2510:3340225
2012-13N.Y. Islanders61010000013
2014-15N.Y. Islanders70111000000
2015-16N.Y. Islanders11000-1000000
2018-19N.Y. Islanders8000-4000001
2012-13N.Y. Islanders812.572:591015:505:1314012
2014-15N.Y. Islanders90.083:241410:420:0012011
2015-16N.Y. Islanders150.0137:222422:332:0612006
2018-19N.Y. Islanders110.093:511331:210:530000

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Windsor, ON
New York Islanders

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