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Martin Marincin, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 181

Born: 1992-02-18

Hometown: Kosice, Slovakia

Drafted: 2010 by Edmonton Oilers, 46th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

April 2014 – With the news that Anton Belov is returning to Russia next season, it is very likely Marincin will become a regular on a scattered Oiler blueline. Only Andrew Ference is signed for next year and it is almost a given both Justin Schultz and Jeff Petry will be resigned as RFAs. That leaves 3-4 positions for management to fill with a couple prospects and a couple more Free Agents. Marincin, Oscar Klefbom and Darnell Nurse are the inner organizational prospects likely to get looked at. Marincin’s six points in 44 games doesn’t seem to enticing, but he has upside and power play potential, surrounding cast growth will also help the blueliners post reasonable numbers in the future. Jason Banks

 

September 2013 - In his first full AHL season playing for the Oklahoma City Barons, Slovakian defenseman Martin Marincin posted a modest seven goals and 30 points, finishing with a plus-minus rating of plus-20 (in 69 games). Marincin is a great skater with strong puck possession skills. His ability to lead the rush by using his feet or a stong first pass has progressed well over the past few seasons. Going forward, Marincin will need to continue to show development in the defensive zone and it's an area he has improved in. Brendan Ross

 

April 2012 – Marincin was one of the most coveted players at the WHL Trade Deadline. He ended up getting shipped to Regina and was immediately thrown into the fire of a heated playoff race. In 28 games for the Pats he registered 23 points. He wasn’t able to get Regina past the first round, but he his long term development is looking great. Will play in the AHL next year and could even get a taste of the NHL sometime in 2013. Zenon Herasymiuk

 

December 2011 – One half of what Oilers fans have come to call the Massive Martys, Marincin blew the doors off the Western League in his debut on North American ice in 2010-11. However, Marincin’s current season has not been as illustrious; at 16 points when he finished last season with 14 goals, Marincin has been the victim of a poor team. After all, it’s tough to produce when your forward support is negligible. Marincin is still what he was a calendar year ago: a big, mean, mobile and smart defender with tremendous upside. Thanks to the WHL trade deadline, he just may get the chance to showcase it elsewhere. Matthew Bugg

 

Fantasy Outlook: B+

 

Good upside. Marincin projects as a two-way mobile defenseman who can play second pairing powerplay minutes.

 

Footage:

 

Fires a puck that has eyes to beat Roberto Loungo.

 

 

Marincin discusses his selection to the Olympic Squad for the Slovaks.

 

 

Big (illegal) hit:

 

 

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