|Paul Joseph Martin
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 pounds
Born: 3.5.81 Minneapolis, Minnesota
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins, 7.1.10
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
The skill and offensive leadership has always been there for Martin, dating back to his high school days. It was even
exhibited at times in his first couple years.
But 07-08 was when he really shone. With the departure of Brian Rafalski, there was uncertainty as far as who would be
the quarterback of the offense, especially the power play.
It also meant added responsibility for Martin.
He would step up, though. The power play... well, the offense in general, I'll throw in, was still sporadic at times, but
when it was clicking, he was making it happen. To add to that, he became steady in his own end, as well. His game took
a big step forward.
He did get a little... fragile, we'll say, towards the end of his time in New Jersey. In particular, he missed a lot of games
in his final season because of a forearm injury, one that was initially either misdiagnosed or underestimated as far as its
He would stay with the Penguins for 5 seasons, but would miss over half the season in both 2012-13 and 13-14, all to
After his contract with the Pens expired, he joined the San Jose Sharks. He played his part in their run to the Cup finals
|Entry Draft: 2000 Second Round Pick (62nd overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise