Martin Marincin
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Martin Marincin

Hometown:

Slovakia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-02-18

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

2nd Round (46th Overall), 2010

Weight:

188 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2008-09: Martin Marincin played for HC Kosice at the U20 junior level.  In 49 games, Marincin scored 11 goals and added 15 assists for 26 points.  marincin played for Slovakia at the U-18 World Junior Championships.  He picked up 1 assist in 6 games.

2009-10: Played for the Slovakian U-20 team.  In 24 games, Marincin scored 2 goals and added 3 assists for 5 points.  Marincin played for both the U-20 and U-18 WJC teams that represented Slovakia.  In 6 U-20 games, he picked up 2 assists.  In 6 U-18 games, Marincin scored 2 goals and added 1 assist for 3 points.  Was chosen 5th overall by Avtomobilist in the 2010 KHL (RUS) Draft.

2010-11: Marincin made his North American pro hockey debut in a late-season contest with the AHL's Oklahoma City Barons after skating for the WHL's Prince George Cougars and representing Slovakia at the 2011 World Junior Championship. Marincin was +1 with 2 PMs in his only game with the Barons. Marincin got off to a fast start for Prince George in his first WHL season before seeing his production dip in the second half. He was the Cougars' second-leading scorer amongst defensemen with 14 goals and 42 assists with a troubling -12 plus/minus and 65 PMs. In four playoff games against Kelowna he tied for the team lead with 4 assists and scored one goal; finishing -4 for the series. Marincin skated in just two games for Slovakia after receiving a four-game suspension for an illegal hit on USA forward Jason Zucker (MIN) in a 6-1 loss. He signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Edmonton in April 2011.

2011-12: Marincin appeared in six late season games with Edmonton AHL affiliate Oklahoma City following his second season in the WHL and skated for Slovakia in the U20 World Junior Championship for the second straight season. He was plus-four with 1 assist and had 2 penalty minutes with the Barons and was with the club during the AHL playoffs but did not see any action. He began the WHL season with Prince George and was minus-five with 4 goals and 13 assists in 30 games for the last place Cougars before being traded to Regina. He scored 7 goals with 16 assists and was minus-two in 28 games for the Pats, who reached the playoffs after finishing fourth in the  East Division. Marincin scored 2 goals and was minus-three with 6 penalty minutes in the five game playoff series with Moose Jaw.  He played six games for Slovakia at the WJC and was plus-two with 1 goal and 2 assists.

2012-13: Marincin skated for Edmonton AHL affiliate Oklahoma City in his first pro season. He finished with the team's top plus/minus (+20) and scored 7 goals with 23 assists and 40 penalty minutes in 69 games. The Barons finished third in the South Division and reached the Western Conference finals. Marincin scored 1 goal with 6 assists in 17 playoff games and was +8 with 2 penalty minutes.

 

Talent Analysis

The lanky Slovak blueliner is an excellent skater for his size and shows tremendous mobility. He uses his reach very effectively and his offensive instincts and skill set serve him well, both breaking out of his own zone as well as in a powerplay quarterback role. He can play with an edge (as was evidenced at the 2011 World Junior Championships) however he is not overly physical. Since making the transition to the pro ranks, he has taken his game to the next level and was a real difference-maker in the Barons’ playoff run.

 

Future

Marincin will play his second pro season in Oklahoma City in 2013-14 and is looking poised to reach the NHL level within the next few years. He will participate in the Oilers training camp this fall and will hope to stand out among a deep pool of defensive prospects.

 

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