Thursday, November 15, 2012

Joel Martin

2 NHL Games

February 8, 2011 New York Islanders vs Toronto Maple Leafs. 3-5 loss.
February 10, 2011 New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens. 4-3 win. 

   Born in Texas but raised in Canada, Joel Martin spent eight years playing pro hockey in a number of different leagues before getting noticed by the NHL. In 2009/10 he was named the Central Hockey League's Most Outstanding Goaltender. A few months later he was invited to the New York Islanders training camp. He didn't get offered a contract but entered New York's radar.

   February 8, 2011 Islanders' goalie Kevin Poulin was injured in the pre-game warmup. With two goalies already on injured reserve, Rick DiPietro and Nathan Lawson, the Islanders were left scrambling to find someone to fill in for Poulin. Joel Martin had been signed just four days earlier by the Islanders to a one-year, two-way contract. He was supposed to be a fill in goalie for New York's depleted AHL affiliate. Martin, who had been an IHL goalie playing in Kalamazoo less than a week earlier, was recalled from Bridgeport on an emergency basis and made the bench by the third period, briefly serving as Mikko Koskinen's backup. "I got dressed quicker than I've ever gotten dressed before," joked Martin. "Its ever hockey player's dream so I was really excited. I was pretty nervous but I didn't have much time to think about it." (1) 

  A day later the Islanders traded for goalie Al Montoya. Montoya was unable to join the team for their game on February 10th. Martin, therefore, dressed again as New York's backup, this time for a full game. By February 11th Montoya had joined the team and Martin was sent back to the minors. 

  • Wore #34 with New York Islanders

Career stats from
Born  -- Fort Worth, TX
Height 6.01 -- Weight 185 
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
2000-01Lethbridge HurricanesWHL42022225107022.89171818180.884200
2001-02Lethbridge HurricanesWHL3001399003.88110510.850---
2001-02Tri-City AmericansWHL370111810109203.61131359760.900100
2002-03Vancouver GiantsWHL2607155989013.43101227490.894---
2002-03Calgary HitmenWHL150488343002.925613830.899300
2002-03Bakersfield CondorsWCHL3101767002.38120790.919---
2003-04Odessa JackalopesCHL100056530003.193423090.912---
2003-04Columbus CottonmouthsECHL51222212003.25320820.872---
2004-05Kalamazoo WingsUHL26014155457012.2017817220.927404
2005-06Kalamazoo WingsUHL52283078113092.203612413140.9211320
2005-06Cleveland BaronsAHL100604004.01010200.833---
2006-07Trenton TitansECHL321241793103403.45121529740.904400
2006-07Norfolk AdmiralsAHL2001058004.57100370.822---
2006-07Syracuse CrunchAHL100601001.00100330.971---
2007-08Elmira JackalsECHL493372795141223.032717411680.892602
2008-09Augusta LynxECHL30217712004.08120780.867---
2008-09Kalamazoo WingsIHL36361971101003.071912110080.909400
2009-10Odessa JackalopesCHL3652218491022.50276210170.918900
2010-11Odessa JackalopesCHL2122115668003.5311905510.890810
2010-11Bridgeport Sound TigersAHL180088152103.5421223800.880---
2011-12Herlev EaglesDenmark40002272105002.7710000.905
2012-13Kalamazoo WingsECHL63123739168412.703124720510.924---
2013-14Kalamazoo WingsECHL3310196995132.8919959160.906300
2013-14Iowa WildAHL2001196003.03020520.897---
2014-15Chicago WolvesAHL
2014-15Kalamazoo WingsECHL3402196587632.66161249070.912


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