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.
February 26, 1977|
Honeoye Falls, New York, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)|
St. Louis Blues|
EC Red Bull Salzburg
New York Islanders
|National team||United States|
14th overall, 1996|
St. Louis Blues
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. 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.
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. 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. 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. After the Panthers traded away captain Bryan McCabe, Reasoner was named an assistant captain.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1998–99||St. Louis Blues||NHL||22||3||7||10||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–2000||St. Louis Blues||NHL||32||10||14||24||20||7||2||1||3||4|
|2000–01||St. Louis Blues||NHL||41||4||9||13||14||10||3||1||4||0|
|2004–05||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL||11||5||4||9||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|Representing United States|
|World Junior Championships|
Awards and honorsEdit
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||1995–96|
|All-Hockey East All-Star||1996–97|
|All-Hockey East First Team||1997–98|
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||1997–98|
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||1998|||
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||1998|||
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
- "Boston College Eagles". Boston College. January 27, 1998. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2008.
- "Marty Reasoner signs with Atlanta Thrashers". sportsnet.ca. July 17, 2008. Retrieved November 7, 2008.
- "Hawks deal Byfuglien, Sopel to Thrashers". NHL. June 25, 2010. Retrieved June 24, 2010.
- "Panthers acquire Marty Reasoner from Blackhawks". Miami Herald. July 23, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010.
- "NHL Free Agent Tracker". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2011.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database, or TSN.ca
|Awards and achievements|
| Hockey East Rookie of the Year
| Hockey East Scoring Champion
1997–98 (with Tom Nolan)
| William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player
| NCAA Ice Hockey Scoring Champion
| St. Louis Blues first round draft pick