Chris Martenet

Hometown:

St. Louis Missouri

Team:

Dallas Stars

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-09-25

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-7

Acquired:

4th round (103rd overall), 2015

Weight:

198 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Chris Martenet attended Shattuck-St.Mary’s School in Faribeault, Minnesota. In 37 games for the Sabres’ midget team he scored 1 goal with 17 assists and 34 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Martenet skated in 43 games for the Shattuck-St.Mary’s School midget team in his junior season. He scored 8 goals with 22 assists and 20 penalty minutes. Shattuck-St. Mary’s reached the USA Hockey U16 Nationals, finishing with a record of 32-17-6.

2013-14: Martenet left Shattuck-St.Mary’s to play for the Indiana Ice in the USHL. Skating in 35 regular season games for the Clark Cup champions he had 5 assists and was +6 with 20 penalty minutes. Martenet appeared in two playoff games during the team’s run to the championship and had an even plus/minus with no points nor penalties. The Ice suspended operations following the season. Martenet announced in June 2014 that he would play for the OHL’s London Knights in 2014-15.

2014-15: Martenet saw his role steadily increase for London in his first OHL season. He scored 7 goals with 9 assists and was +4 with 49 penalty minutes in 64 regular season games. The Knights finished second in the Midwest Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Martenet was -3 with no points and 2 penalty minutes in 10 playoff games. He was ranked 81st amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting Final rankings and attended the NHL Prospects Combine. Martenet was selected by Dallas in the fourth round (103rd overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

Martinet is a tall defenseman who plays a physical game and focuses on preventing scoring opportunities rather than creating them. An agile skater for a player his size, he uses his long reach to advantage in breaking up plays. Still just beginning to scratch the surface in terms of potential, Martinet could be a dominant defender as he adds bulk and strength to his large frame. Not offensively-inclined, he does have a hard shot from the point and makes a strong first pass to start the transition.

Future

Martenet is in his second season with the OHL's London Knights in 2015-16. One of the tallest players in junior hockey, he has used his size to advantage as a stay-at-home defender and is among the team leaders in plus/minus. Martinet has a mean streak and projects as a defense-first, tough-to-play-against defenseman at the NHL level.

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