Martin Nolet
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Martin Nolet

Hometown:

Sherbrooke Quebec

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1986-10-02

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2006

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

Fifth round (144th overall), 2006

Weight:

209 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2006-07: Scored only four points in 32 games for UMass in limited ice-time.  His lone goal came in his first college hockey match, a game-winner against Sacred Heart.

2007-08: Only in his second season with the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, contributing sparingly to the scoresheet.  But Nolet’s name was made more on solid defensive play than finding the back of the net.  Was a mainstay on the second defensive pairing alongside Mike Kostka, providing the defensive coverage that freed Kostka to join in the offensive rushes.

2008-09: Nolet continues to steadily improve his game as a defensive defenseman.  In his junior season with UMass-Amherst, Nolet improved his point total a second time to a modest 9 points.  But his major contributions are on the defensive side of the rink where is relied upon for his physical play and steading force.

2009-10: In his senior season with UMass-Amherst Nolet posted 5 goals, 4 assists, and 59 PIM in 36 games. At the end of the season, he signed a contract with the LA Kings.

Talent Analysis
Nolet is a big kid that does a good job of using his size to control the opposition's forwards against the boards.  A solid skater for someone his size with a slowly developing offensive game; likely will remain a defensive defenseman though.
Future
For 2010-11, Nolet will compete for a middle or bottom pairing role with the Kings AHL affiliate.

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