Danick Martel
Born (1994-12-12)December 12, 1994,
Drummondville, Quebec, Canada
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
162 lb (73 kg; 11 st 8 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Florida Panthers
Philadelphia Flyers
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2015–present

Danick Martel (born December 12, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing under contract to the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played in the NHL for the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

As a youth, Martel played in the 2007 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Drummondville Voltigeurs minor ice hockey team.[1]

During the 2014–15 season, while playing with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)'s Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, Martel scored 48 goals and 54 assists, and was named to the QMJHL First All-Star Team. He was further honoured when he was named the 2014–15 CHL Humanitarian of the Year.[2]

Unselected in any NHL Entry Draft, Martel signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on March 10, 2015.[3] He signed an amateur try-out with the Flyers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, on April 11, 2015.[4]

In the 2017–18 season, Martel began his fourth season with the Phantoms and was leading the team and AHL with 14 goals in 17 games before earning his first call-up to the Flyers on November 22, 2017.[5] He made his NHL debut that night against the New York Islanders,[6] and would play three more games after that before being sent back to the AHL.[7] In January 2018, Martel was selected for the 2018 AHL All-Star game; however, due to an injury, he was replaced by Oskar Lindblom.[8] Nearing the end of the 2017–18 season, Martel was named the Phantoms' 2017–18 IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year for his work in the community.[9]

On September 22, 2018, Martel was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning.[10] In the 2018–19 season, on December 18, 2018, in a 5–2 win over the Vancouver Canucks, Martel scored his first NHL career point, assisting on a goal scored by Cédric Paquette.[11] Primarily serving as the Lightning's reserve forward on the roster, Martel served as healthy scratch to appear in just 9 regular season games for 2 goals.

On July 4, 2019, Martel was re-signed to a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Lightning. In the following 2019–20 season, Martel cleared waivers and continued in the AHL with the Syracuse Crunch, collecting 30 points in 52 games. On February 20, 2020, Martel was traded by the Lightning to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Anthony Greco.[12]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Magog Cantonniers QMAAA 41 10 8 18 60 13 7 4 11 8
2011–12 Magog Cantonniers QMAAA 41 23 29 52 83 7 6 3 9 10
2011–12 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada QMJHL 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada QMJHL 68 19 22 41 50 15 3 4 7 16
2013–14 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada QMJHL 63 32 28 60 42 11 8 1 9 8
2014–15 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada QMJHL 64 48 54 102 85 6 4 3 7 8
2014–15 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 5 1 2 3 4
2015–16 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 67 22 15 37 68
2016–17 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 68 20 20 40 67 5 1 0 1 4
2017–18 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 59 25 15 40 50 13 4 4 8 22
2017–18 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Syracuse Crunch AHL 4 0 1 1 6
2018–19 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 9 0 2 2 8
2019–20 Syracuse Crunch AHL 52 16 14 30 42
2019–20 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 8 4 5 9 17
NHL totals 13 0 2 2 8

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Award Year
QMJHL
First Team All Star 2015 [13]
Humanitarian of the Year 2015 [2]
CHL Humanitarian of the Year 2015 [14]
AHL
IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year 2018 [9]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA (2018).
  2. 2.0 2.1 CHL End of Year Awards Handed Out. frozenfutures.com (May 30, 2015). Retrieved on December 1, 2016.
  3. Flyers sign C Danick Martel to entry-level contract. Philadelphia Flyers (March 10, 2015). Retrieved on March 10, 2015.
  4. Transaction: Phantoms Sign F Danick Martel to ATO (April 11, 2015). Retrieved on March 29, 2018.
  5. Flyers recall Samuel Morin and Danick Martel. Philadelphia Flyers (2017-11-22). Retrieved on 2017-11-22.
  6. "Danick Martel makes impressive debut, but Flyers' skid continues", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 23, 2017. Retrieved on February 13, 2018. 
  7. Flyers send Danick Martel to Phantoms (November 29, 2017). Retrieved on February 13, 2018.
  8. F Oskar Lindblom Added to 2018 AHL All-Star Classic (January 18, 2018). Retrieved on February 13, 2018.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Danick Martel Named Lehigh Valley's 2017-18 IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year (March 29, 2018). Retrieved on March 29, 2018.
  10. Burns, Bryan (September 22, 2018). Waiver add Martel a perfect fit for Lightning. Tampa Bay Lightning. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  11. Lightning extend point streak to 10 with victory against Canucks (December 19, 2018). Retrieved on December 19, 2018.
  12. "Lightning, Panthers deal forwards". American Hockey League (February 20, 2020). Retrieved on February 20, 2020.
  13. The Golden Puck Awards: an unforgettable evening! – QMJHL. Retrieved on December 1, 2016.
  14. CHL announces 2014-15 Award winners – QMJHL. Retrieved on December 1, 2016.

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