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Player evaluation: Martinez

July 11th, 2017 at 1:48 PM
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Juan Ocampo/NHLI

This season: 82 games, 9 goals, 30 assists, 39 points, 24 penalty minutes, -17 rating, -0.5% CF%Rel, 21:38 time on ice

The good: Looking at the broader picture for a moment and not focusing squarely on an up-and-down year, you’d be hard-pressed to find a player who developed as well under Darryl Sutter as Alec Martinez, who over the last five seasons progressed into an all-situational workhorse in which his quick decision-making and proficiency in transition grew alongside a game that rewarded those capable of playing with pace and tempo. It’s funny to think of Martinez as a healthy scratch in 2012-13 when only four seasons later Sutter spoke so highly of him here, here, here and here (where he didn’t appear to be too interested in answering questions), and even when he was asked about some of his challenges in the second half of the season, still showed confidence that Martinez would break out of a schneid. It was a trying season for Martinez, one separated by a pair of extremes. Apart from accounting for only two points in February as the collective Jake Muzzin-…

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