Best to Wear # 7 – Paul Martin

Paul MartinNUMBER: 7
HEIGHT: 6′ 1″
POSITION: Defenseman
BORN: March 5, 1981
BIRTHPLACE: Minneapolis, MN

Paul Martin was drafted out of the University of Minnesota, second round 62nd overall, where he helped the Golden Gophers win the 2002 and 2003 NCAA Division I Championships.

Upon being drafted by the Devils in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, he made his debut for the team during the 2003-04 season collecting a career high six goals, and tallying 24 points in his rookie season.

Martin is well known around the league for his offensive skills as a defenseman.

Martin spent six seasons in a Devils uniform before becoming an unrestricted free agent and inking a five year, $25-million contract with Atlantic Division rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In International play, Martin has represented his home country, the United States, numerous times: 2001 World Junior Championships, 2004 World Cup of Hockey, 2005 & 2008 Ice Hockey World Championships. He was chosen to represent the USA in the 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games, but did not see ice team in either event.

Career Stats with the New Jersey Devils
400 26 137 163 55 114 11 0 5 484 5.3%

Join us again next Tuesday for Best to Wear #8.


Posted on September 16, 2011, in Best To Wear, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Player Profile and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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