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17 Matt Martin LW

New York Islanders

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June 19, 2021 11:20 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Collects first goal of playoffs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin scored a goal on his only shot and added a trio of assists in a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay in Game 4 on Saturday.

Martin located a rebound in front and backhanded the puck past Tampa Bay netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy, spotting the Islanders a 3-0 lead with 2:03 let in the second period. The goal, Martin's first of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, ended up being the game-winner for the Islanders. The physical winger has now reached the scoresheet in each of the last two contests after going without a point in his first 15 games of the playoffs.

May 27, 2021 09:56 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Credited with 29 hits in series
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin registered 29 hits in six games against Pittsburgh in Round 1.

Martin didn't have a point and only four shots in the series, but he still made a significant impact. He was also the recipient of a high stick with just over four minutes remaining in Game 6 on Thursday, which netted the Islanders a four-minute power play that all but sent the Penguins home.

May 6, 2021 06:41 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Ready to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (undisclosed) is back in the lineup for Thursday's game versus the Devils, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.

It's possible Martin just took a game off Tuesday versus the Sabres. He'll return to his usual fourth-line role Thursday.

May 4, 2021 07:00 PM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Not playing Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (undisclosed) will not play Tuesday against Buffalo, Shannon Hogan of MSG Networks reports.

Martin will join Mathew Barzal in the press box, with both presumably sitting the game out due to rest.

April 27, 2021 03:44 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Scoreless in 10 straight games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

While it's certainly true that Martin is not relied upon for his offense, it would still be nice to see him contribute something offensively now and again. On the season, Martin has six goals and five assists in 11 games, which are right in line with what can be expected of him over a full season.

April 5, 2021 12:16 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Seeing time on power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin has received power-play time over the past four games, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

The Islanders have been thinking outside the box since losing Anders Lee (ACL) for the season. Martin can replace Lee's size in front of the opponent's net but doesn't possess the same skill set. However, this may only be short-term, as the Isles are still expected to make a trade to improve their offense by the April 12 deadline.

March 30, 2021 12:56 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Supplies only offense in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin scored a power-play goal in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Penguins

The veteran grinder got inserted on the Isles' top power-play unit Saturday as a physical net-front presence, and the move paid off one game later as Martin tipped home a Mathew Barzel pass while camped out on Casey DeSmith's doorstep. It's only the second power-play goal of Martin's career, and on the season the 32-year-old has just six goals and 10 points through 36 games.

March 24, 2021 11:36 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Scoreless in six straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin hasn't registered a point and has a plus/minus rating of zero in his last six games.

Martin is having his normal season for the Islanders with five goals and nine points in 33 games. His job, along with Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck, is to antagonize opponents, keep their top players in check, and hit anything in a different color uniform. This is something Martin excels at, and anything he adds offensively is considered a bonus.

March 5, 2021 03:12 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Flashes sniping skills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin scored twice Thursday in a 5-2 win over the Sabres.

His first goal came when he banked a shot from a stride below the goal line off Jonas Johansson's mask and in. And then Martin earned his second goal when he won a battle down low and drove the net. He's known more for his brawn than his scoring, but Thursday was a nice night offensively.

March 4, 2021 12:20 AM
Islanders' Matt Martin: Barely producing offensively
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin has recorded just one point in his last 11 games.

It's no secret that the veteran is kept around more for his physicality than scoring touch. Martin may only have one point in those 11 games, but he's dished out 33 hits.

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.

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Windsor, ON
New York Islanders

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