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Paul Martin

Paul Martin  #7

Pittsburgh Penguins  Defenseman
NUMBER: 7 BIRTHDATE: March 5, 1981  (AGE 33)
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 6th in points (268) among active American-born defensemen. His plus-12 since February 4th is tied for 1st in the NHL. Is 1st on the team with 105 blocked shots and a plus-20. His 22:34 of TOI is 2nd on PIT. Has 100 BkS for the 1st time since 2011-12. Recorded his 1st multi-point game of the season (1G-1A) Jan. 13 vs. MIN. His 7 blocked shots Nov. 22 at NYI tied a career high set on Apr. 2, 2006 at PIT as a member of NJ. Led team w/27:19 TOI/G, 8 assists (tied), and 38 BkS during the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. First Penguins player since Paul Coffey in 1989 to register 4 straight multiple-assist playoff games (April 16-23) during the 2014 postseason. Finished +2 in 4 GP as a member of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team. 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: 277GP 17G-88A-105PTS PPG: 16 SHG: 0
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.
Quote of the Day

I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.

— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday