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Paul Martin  #7

Pittsburgh Penguins  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)
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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For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday