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Odessa's Joel Martin Signs with Ny Islanders

February 4, 2011 - Central Hockey League (CHL) News Release

TEMPE, AZ (February 4, 2011) - The 2010 Central Hockey League Most Outstanding Goaltender award winner, Joel Martin, has signed a National Hockey League (NHL) contract with the New York Islanders.

Martin becomes the first Jackalopes player to sign an NHL deal. The Three Hills, Alberta native has been on re-call with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers since January 4th (his second stint with the American Hockey League team this season). In five games with the Sound Tigers, Martin is 1-3-0 with a 2.99 goals against average and a .911 save percentage.

Martin won the CHL's goaltending award a year ago after posting a 27-6-2 record with a 2.50 goals against average and a .918 save percentage. He was 10-9-0 at the time of his latest call-up this season.

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