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Paul Martin  #7

San Jose Sharks  Defenseman
NUMBER: 7 BIRTHDATE: March 5, 1981  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Minneapolis, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: NJD / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (62nd overall)
WORTH NOTING: Since entering the league in 2003-04, Martin ranks 7th in points (272) among active American-born defensemen. 2015 POSTSEASON: * His 23:43 TOI and 3:13 PP TOI ranks 1st on PIT. * His 8 career PTS (1G-7A) vs. NYR are the 2nd-most he's recorded versus any one team (CBJ; 8 PTS). 2014-15 REGULAR SEASON: * Has skated 20+ minutes in 12 of his last 13 games. * His 20 PTS (3G-17A) rank 2nd on PIT among D-men. * 1st on the team with 139 blocked shots. * His 22:47 TOI and +17 are 2nd on PIT. * Has 100 blocked shots for the 1st time since '11-12. * Led team w/27:19 TOI/G, 8 assists (tied), and 38 BkS during the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. * First PIT player since Paul Coffey in 1989 to register 4 straight multiple-assist playoff games (April 16-23) during the 2014 postseason. Career Info: Highs: G: 2 A: 3 P: 3 SHOOTOUT NUMBERS w/PIT: 0 G, 0 Att, 0.0 Pct REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS w/PIT: 297GP 17G-92A-109PTS PPG: 16 SHG: 0 Postseason Career Info: POSTSEASON NUMBERS w/PIT: 42GP 3G-21A-24PTS
Minnesota High School Player of the Year (1999) WCHA All-Rookie Team (2001) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2002, 2003) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2003) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2003) Signed as a free agent by Fribourg (Swiss), November 4, 2004. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to arm injury at Pittsburgh, October 24, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1, 2010. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to leg (November 25, 2013 vs. Ottawa) and hand (February 19, 2014 vs. Czech Republic (Olympics)) injuries.
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