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Martin Ernest Reasoner (born February 26, 1977) is an American former professional ice hockey center who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers, Atlanta Thrashers and New York Islanders. He is currently in a player development coaching role within the New York Islanders organization.

Marty Reasoner
Marty Reasoner.jpg
Born (1977-02-26) February 26, 1977 (age 42)
Honeoye Falls, New York, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for St. Louis Blues
Edmonton Oilers
EC Red Bull Salzburg
Boston Bruins
Atlanta Thrashers
Florida Panthers
New York Islanders
National team  United States
NHL Draft 14th overall, 1996
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1998–2013

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Reasoner played in the 1990 and 1991 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a minor ice hockey team from Rochester, New York.[1]

Reasoner was selected in the first round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, 14th overall, by the St. Louis Blues. This followed two years of high school hockey at McQuaid Jesuit High School, two years of high school at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and three years at Boston College (BC), where he was named Rookie of the Year his freshmen year, and named All-American his junior season when he led the Eagles ice hockey team to the NCAA finals. He skated alongside BC legends Andy Powers and Brian Gionta.[2] Reasoner split 1998–2001 between the Blues and their top minor league affiliate, the Worcester IceCats of the American Hockey League (AHL). In 2003, he was voted a starter on the IceCats' tenth-anniversary All-Time Team.[citation needed]

On July 1, 2001, Reasoner (along with Jochen Hecht and Jan Horacek) was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Oilers' captain Doug Weight and Michel Riesen. In November 2003, Reasoner suffered a severe knee injury when he crashed into the end boards. During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Reasoner played 11 games for EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian League. On August 9, 2005, Reasoner signed a one-year contract extension with the Oilers. On March 9, 2006, Reasoner (along with Yan Stastny and a second-round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft (used to select Milan Lucic)) was traded to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Sergei Samsonov.

On July 4, 2006, as a free agent, Reasoner signed a two-year contract to return to the Edmonton Oilers. After the expiry of his deal, on July 17, 2008, Reasoner signed a contract with the Atlanta Thrashers.[3] On June 24, 2010, Reasoner (along with the Thrashers' first- (24th overall) and second-round picks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (used to select Joey Crabb and Jeremy Morin respectively)) was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager, Brent Sopel and Akim Aliu.[4] One month later, on July 22, 2010, due to salary cap restrictions within the Blackhawks' organization, Reasoner was traded to the Florida Panthers in exchange for center Jeff Taffe.[5] After the Panthers traded away captain Bryan McCabe, Reasoner was named an assistant captain.[citation needed]

On July 1, 2011, Reasoner signed a two-year contract with the New York Islanders.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Deerfield Academy HS-Prep 22 27 25 52
1994–95 Deerfield Academy HS-Prep 26 25 32 57 14
1995–96 Boston College HE 34 16 29 45 32
1996–97 Boston College HE 35 20 24 44 31
1997–98 Boston College HE 42 33 40 73 56
1998–99 St. Louis Blues NHL 22 3 7 10 8
1998–99 Worcester IceCats AHL 44 17 22 39 24 4 2 1 3 6
1999–2000 Worcester IceCats AHL 44 23 28 51 39
1999–2000 St. Louis Blues NHL 32 10 14 24 20 7 2 1 3 4
2000–01 Worcester IceCats AHL 34 17 18 35 25
2000–01 St. Louis Blues NHL 41 4 9 13 14 10 3 1 4 0
2001–02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 52 6 5 11 41
2002–03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 2 0 2 2 2
2002–03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 70 11 20 31 28 6 1 0 1 2
2003–04 Edmonton Oilers NHL 17 2 6 8 10
2004–05 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 11 5 4 9 12
2005–06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 58 9 17 26 20
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 19 2 6 8 8
2006–07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 72 6 14 20 60
2007–08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 11 14 25 50
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 79 14 16 30 36
2009–10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 80 4 13 17 24
2010–11 Florida Panthers NHL 82 14 18 32 22
2011–12 New York Islanders NHL 61 1 5 6 34
2012–13 New York Islanders NHL 31 0 5 5 4 1 0 0 0 17
NHL totals 798 97 169 266 379 24 6 2 8 23

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Representing   United States
World Junior Championships
  1997 Geneva
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1996 United States WJC 5th 6 3 2 5 10
1997 United States WJC   6 1 3 4 4
2002 United States WC 7th 7 0 1 1 6
2003 United States WC 13th 6 1 3 4 2
2006 United States WC 7th 7 0 0 0 8
Junior totals 12 4 5 9 14
Senior totals 20 1 4 5 16

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  2. ^ "Boston College Eagles". Boston College. January 27, 1998. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2008.
  3. ^ "Marty Reasoner signs with Atlanta Thrashers". sportsnet.ca. July 17, 2008. Retrieved November 7, 2008.
  4. ^ "Hawks deal Byfuglien, Sopel to Thrashers". NHL. June 25, 2010. Retrieved June 24, 2010.
  5. ^ "Panthers acquire Marty Reasoner from Blackhawks". Miami Herald. July 23, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010.
  6. ^ "NHL Free Agent Tracker". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2011.
  7. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
  8. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved May 19, 2014.

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