Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Paul Martin
Paul Martin was born March 5, 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The fifth choice, 62nd overall selection of the New Jersey Devils in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Martin is a graduate of Elk River High School and of the University of Minnesota.

An offensive defenseman, Martin played three seasons at the University of Minnesota capturing numerous honours including; WCHA All-Rookie Team (2001), WCHA Second All-Star Team (2002, 2003), NCAA West Second Team All-American (2003 and NCAA All-Tournament Team (2003). The former Minnesota High School Player of the Year (1999) and US World Junior Team member in 2001, Martin made his NHL debut with New Jersey in 2003-04, tallying 24 points (6-18-24) in 70 games.

Aside from his appearance at the 2001 World Juniors, Martin has gone on to represent his homeland at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, the 2005 & 2008 World Championships, and the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Though named to represent the United States at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Martin was forced to withdraw due to a broken arm.

On July 1, 2010, Martin was one of the most sought after unrestricted free agents. In the end he inked a 5 year, 5 million dollar contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

After five seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Martin would leave as an unrestricted free agent to sign with the San Jose Sharks for four years on July 1, 2015.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Elk River Elks High-MN 24 9 11 20
1999-00 Elk River Elks High-MN 24 15 35 50 26
2000-01 University of Minnesota WCHA 38 3 17 20 8
2000-01 United States WJC-A 7 0 4 4 2 0
2001-02 University of Minnesota WCHA 44 8 30 38 22
2002-03 University of Minnesota WCHA 45 9 30 39 32
2003-04 New Jersey Devils NHL 70 6 18 24 4 +12 5 1 1 2 4
2004-05 United States W-Cup 3 0 1 1 0 +3
2004-05 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 11 3 4 7 2
2004-05 United States WC-A 7 0 0 0 2 0
2005-06 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 5 32 37 32 +1 9 0 3 3 4
2006-07 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 3 23 26 18 -9 11 0 4 4 6
2007-08 New Jersey Devils NHL 73 5 27 32 22 +20 5 1 2 3 2
2007-08 United States WC-A 7 1 7 8 0 +2
2008-09 New Jersey Devils NHL 73 5 28 33 36 +21 7 0 4 4 2
2009-10 New Jersey Devils NHL 22 2 9 11 2 +10 5 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 77 3 21 24 16 +9 7 0 2 2 2
2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 73 2 25 27 18 +9 3 1 0 1 0
2012-13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 34 6 17 23 16 +14 15 2 9 11 4
2013-14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 39 3 12 15 10 -4 13 0 8 8 6
2013-14 United States Olympics 4 0 0 0 0 +2
2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 74 3 17 20 20 +17 5 0 2 2 2
2015-16 San Jose Sharks NHL 78 3 17 20 22 +13 24 0 5 5 6
2016-17 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 4 22 26 20 +10 6 1 0 1 4
NHL Totals 856 50 268 318 236 115 6 40 46 42


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) injuries. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 1, 2015.
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