Saturday, September 15, 2012
Martin agrees to terms
By Katie Strang
Add Matt Martin to the mix of players who signed multi-year deals in the 11th hour before the lockout went into effect.
The gritty 23-year-old power forward agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the Islanders worth $4 million, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.
Martin, a restricted free agent who led the team and set a single-season NHL record with 374 hits this past season, inked a deal less than an hour before the league-imposed deadline at midnight, when the current collective bargaining agreement expires.