Matt Martin LW NYI 4 Days

Martin notched his fourth goal of the season in Monday's shootout victory over the Devils.

Though he's scored exactly 14 points in three of his last four seasons, Martin has shown an ability to provide a little offense on occasional in addition to his duties as the Isles' top checker. He's notched points in three of his last four games and fired off a startling five shots on Monday night. Still, you're owning primarily for his massive hit totals, as he appears poised to lead the league in that category once again.

Matt Martin LW NYI 28 Days

Martin scored his first goal of the season in Friday's shootout win over the Penguins.

Martin kicked off as string of three unanswered goals for the Islanders in a raucous first period. Rarely counted on to ignite the offense, Martin instead carries most of his value as a physical agitator. He's led the league in hits for three consecutive seasons and paces the NHL with 89 thus far in 2014-15.

Matt Martin LW NYI 9 Months

Matt Martin scored twice in the Islanders' 5-4 loss on Tuesday.

Martin isn't known for his offensive abilities, as evidenced by the fact that he's now tied his single season career-high with seven goals. He's a physical forward with 86 penalty minutes and 310 hits in 69 games this season.

Matt Martin LW NYI 10 Months

Matt Martin (lower body) is healthy enough to return to the Islanders' lineup, according to coach Jack Capuano.

Martin has missed three straight games. He has eight points and 275 hits in 60 games in 2013-14.

Matt Martin LW NYI 10 Months

Look for Matt Martin (lower body) to resurface with the New York Islanders on Sunday.

Martin has been out since the Olympic break. He's resumed practicing, though, and it looks like he's ready to return. The Isles like Martin in their lineup because of his physical play. He leads the NHL in hits, with 275. He has four goals and four assists in 60 games this season.

Matt Martin LW NYI 10 Months

Right winger Matt Martin (lower body) has not been practicing with the New York Islanders and is doubtful to be in the lineup when they begin their post-Olympic schedule against Toronto on Thursday.

Martin, the NHL leader in hits with 275, might resume practicing by next week.

Matt Martin LW NYI 10 Months

Matt Martin didn't skate at Wednesday's practice due to a lower-body ailment.

We'll list him as day-to-day for now, but it's probably likely that he'll be ready to go when the NHL goes underway following the Olympic break. Martin leads the league with 275 hits in 60 games this campaign.

Matt Martin LW NYI 11 Months

Matt Martin scored a goal in the Islanders' 5-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Martin is known primarily for his physical play and it's rare to see him contribute offensively. He has three goals and seven points in 52 games this season.

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Matt Martin netted his first goal of the 2013-14 campaign on Tuesday.

Martin typically doesn't do a lot offensively and that's not likely to change this season. What he's known for is his physical presence. Martin led the league with 234 hits last season and has already been credited with another 24 in six contests in 2013-14.

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Matt Martin leads the NHL in hits with 216.

Bet that wasn't your first guess as to who is the top body checker in the league. Martin is therefor very valuable in pools that count hits as a category. Of course if you are in such a pool, you probably knew that already.