Alec Martinez

Hometown:

Rochester Hills Michigan

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-07-26

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2007

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

fourth round (95th overall), 2007

Weight:

188 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2005-06:  Martinez became one of the most promising young defensemen to emerge out of the CCHA in 2005-06. Martinez had a very strong finish to his rookie season, posting 11 points (three goals, eight assists) and appearing in all 39 games. All three of his goals came in the CCHA Quarterfinal matches versus Western Michigan on March 10 and 11. The RedHawks swept the Broncos in the series. 

2006-07: After a solid freshman campaign, Martinez mmore than doubled his point production with nine goals and 24 points in his sophomore season.  He will be returning to Miami for his junior campagin and will look to assume an even larger role with the team as a team leader on the blueline.

2007-08: Martinez established himself as one of the highest scoring defensemen in college as well as a leader on the blueline for the Miami University RedHawks.  His progress this season adds yet another top defensive prospect to the Kings already robust pool.  His 32 points in 42 games were amongst the NCAA leaders for points by a defenseman.  He left college hockey early to sign an entry level contract with Los Angeles during the 2008 offseason.

2008-09: Martinez concluded his first season of professional hockey after leaving Miami University early. Scoring 23 points for Manchester, Martinez was a consistent contributor to the team even if not reflected immediately on the score sheet.  He enjoyed a solid season getting acclimated to his first season of professional hockey.

2009-10: Played 55 games in the AHL where he posted 7 goals and 23 assists. Also made 4 appearances in the NHL where he was held pointless.

Talent Analysis
Martinez combines long, very fluid strides with terrific speed. Martinez's tremendous skating ability allows him to skate and stay with many speedy opposing players as well as jump up into plays. He is very solid positionally and does an excellent job of staying with his assignment. Martinez has great offensive potential and wonderful puck skills. While he will aggressively challenge opposing forwards, Martinez is not overly physical. His most glaring weakness is his strength.
Future
For 2010-11 he will compete to earn a spot as a depth defenseman on the Kings roster or more likely serve as one of the top defensemen for their AHL affiliate.