Ryan Martindale
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Ryan Martindale

Hometown:

Brooklin Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-10-27

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

Trade with Edmonton, 2014

Weight:

207 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2006-07: Ryan Martindale was chosen in the second round of the 2007 OHL Priority Selection by the Ottawa 67's.

2007-08: In his OHL rookie season with the 67's, Martindale played in 64 games.  He scored nine goals and added eight assists for 17 points, while posting a -15 rating and 18 penalty minutes.  He appeared in four playoff games for the 67's, going pointless in those games.

2008-09: Martindale appeared in 53 games for the 67's, scoring 23 goals and adding 24 assists.  He was a -7 for the season, picking up 18 penalty minutes along the way.  In seven playoff games, Martindale scored two goals and added one assist for three points.

2009-10: In 61 games for the 67's, Martindale scored 19 goals and added 41 assists for 60 points.  In 12 playoff games, Martindale netted 4 goals and added 5 assists for 9 points.  martindale played for Team Orr at the 2010 CHL Top Prospects Game.

2010-11: Martindale scored 34 goals with 49 assists in 65 games for the Ottawa 67's as the center of one of the top lines in junior hockey. Playing alongside Tyler Toffoli (LAK) and Shane Prince (OTT), he was +38 with 28 PMs as Ottawa finished first in the OHL East Division. In Ottawa's high-scoring, four-game first round playoff series with Sudbury, that featured two overtime games, he scored 3 goals with 2 assists and was -3 with 2 PMs.

2011-12: Martindale made his AHL debut with Edmonton affiliate Oklahoma City in a pair of December games and also had a pair of late call-ups with the Barons. With several young forwards in the Edmonton organization, the 20-year-old  began his pro career with ECHL Stockton and spent most of the season with the Thunder despite a fairly impressive camp with the Oilers. He had 2 assists in 16 games and was minus-two with 4 penalty minutes in limited ice time with the Barons. He was with Oklahoma City during the playoffs but did not see any action. In 34 games with Stockton he scored 6 goals with 9 assists and was minus-13 with 10 penalty minutes. Four of his six goals were scored on the power play.

2012-13: Martindale skated for Edmonton AHL affiliate Oklahoma City in his second pro season. An early season knee injury and the presence of several NHL forwards due to the lockout limited him to 41 regular season games. He scored 6 goals with 8 assists and was -3 with 10 penalty minutes. The Barons finished third in the South Division and reached the Western Conference finals. Martindale appeared in two playoff games and had no points with 5 penalty minutes. He played five ECHL games with the Stockton Thunder and had 2 goals while finishing -2.

 

Talent Analysis

The book on Martindale in his draft year was an all-world talent with questionable heart and commitment issues. The aspect regarding his talent is bang on, Martindale combines excellent size with a knack for the net and great on ice vision. Somewhat surprisingly he is also solid defensively and does well in penalty killing situations and on draws. While his pro debut was not dismal, he was a bit streaky offensively and ran into a bit of injury trouble around the mid-season mark.

 

Future

In order to keep his chance at an NHL future alive, he needs to be a difference maker at the AHL level, which is not really happening for him currently. He will play another season with the farm club and will need to put up some big numbers and most importantly, do it consistently.

Martindale was dealt by the Edmonton Oilers to the Florida Panthers along with Derek Nesbitt in exchange for Steve Pinizzotto and Jack Combs in January, 2014.

 

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