The New York Islanders announced Friday that they have agreed to terms with forward, Matt Martin to a three-year entry level contract.
Martin was originally selected by the Islanders at the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft in the fifth round (148th overall). Having spent the last three seasons with the Ontario Hockey League’s, Sarnia Sting, Martin had a career year in scoring last season ranking third on the team with 65 points (35 goals, 30 assists) and amassed a team leading 142 penalty minutes.
“We are excited to have Matt in our organization,” said Garth Snow, General Manager, New York Islanders. “He brings that special combination of size and ability that provide him a bright future as a professional.”
The Windsor, Ontario native accumulated a total of 109 points (63 goals and 46 assists) during his three seasons with the Sting.
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