2017 NHL Entry Draft

Luke Martin

LUKE MARTINUSA

CAROLINA • ROUND: 2 OVERALL: 52

 

Previous: University of Michigan Wolverines (Big Ten)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 78

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-3¾ • Weight: 216 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: Sept. 20, 1998 • Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Teams: St. Louis Jr. Blues (Ban.); U.S. Under-17/18 (USHL)
OHL Priority Selection: 2014 by Belleville (Round 11, No. 204 Overall)
NCAA Debut: Oct. 7, 2016 (Michigan vs. Union)
First NCAA Goal: Dec. 9, 2016 (Michigan vs. Wisconsin)

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Defensive D-man with good gaps got a bit swamped on a bad team." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "A great skater: speed, mobility, agility. A bit of a 'wide track' backwards. Very good passer. He can make a good, crisp, accurate pass. ... Project as mid-range defenseman in the NHL." (Phil Myre, ISS Scout)

• "Good puck-moving defenseman with very good size. Sees the ice well and has a very good IQ for the game. Reliable and can be used on power play and penalty killing. Keeps the game very simple and effective." (Jose Charbonneau, ISS Scout)

• "He’s a solid player, but he’s not a guy who is going to be skating pucks out of trouble all night long. He plays a simple game and to me he’s a player with a low ceiling. Not sure how well he defends speed. With his long stick, if I was scouting him back in the holding and hooking/obstruction era, I’d have a different opinion of him. Good player, just not really my cup of tea." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Has decent footwork and mobility, and is able to stick with his man in coverage. Doesn't always maintain good gap control against speed rushes, and needs to turn and chase dump-ins faster. Alert and aware around the net and ties men up legally around the crease. Makes safe, simple plays with the puck, but will never be an offensive contributor." (Red Line Report)