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Devils Re-Sign Defenseman Paul Martin

Thursday, 08.16.2007 / 9:38 AM / News
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Devils Re-Sign Defenseman Paul Martin

Martin finished second in scoring among Devils defenseman in 2006-07, with three goals and 23 assists.


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The Devils have inked defenseman Paul Martin to a multi-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Martin, 26, is entering his fourth NHL season. The 6-1, 190-lb. blueliner tallied three goals and 23 assists while playing in all 82 games of the 2006-07 campaign, and his 26 points was second among Devils defensemen. He added four assists in 11 postseason contests.

"Paul Martin is an all-situations type of defenseman, and has developed into one of the more talented young players in the National Hockey League," Devils CEO/President/General Manager Lou Lamoriello said.

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With the re-signing, Martin now knows he'll be a part of the Devils' plans – something he had been hoping for all along.

"I want to be in New Jersey," Martin said via conference call. "I like the way things are run, from management all the way down to the players. It's a good group of guys, and you know you're going to get a chance to win every year."

Martin commented that the additions of Head Coach Brent Sutter and Assistant Coach Larry Robinson played a role in his decision to remain with the team.

"Knowing that the Sutter name has a lot of tradition in hockey and a reputation for making sure you're accountable as a player... I like that," he said. "We need that on the ice and in the locker room. I'm looking forward to it."

Martin called Robinson "one of the best players and minds, coaching-wise, in the game," and added that having the Hall-of-Fame defenseman behind the Devils bench is "definitely an advantage, doesn't matter if you're a veteran or a rookie."

The Minneapolis native was selected with New Jersey's fifth choice, 62nd overall, in the 2000 Entry Draft, and joined the Devils after three-years at the University of Minnesota, where he won back-to-back NCAA Championships in 2002 and 2003.

He has recorded 14 goals, 73 assists for 87 points in 232 career regular-season games, all with the Devils.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51