|Written by Seth Brisendine|
February, 2013 – Jordan Martinook is a versatile player that can line up in all three forward positions. Last season Martinook skated in all 72 games for a Vancouver Giants team that finished second in the BC division of the WHL. He finished second on his team in goals with 40, though his scoring totals may be bloated thanks to skating on the same line as Montreal prospect Brendan Gallagher. Martinook is able to score off the rush and through his solid offensive positioning. He has a pro shot and good skating ability. He is also not afraid to drop the gloves and has a sand-paper type game. There was some speculation that the Coyotes might return him to the Giants this year as an over-ager for some extra seasoning as he only spent two total years in the WHL, but they decided to bring him up to their AHL affiliate. This season he has struggled adjusting to life in the AHL, and has missed time due to an upper-body injury, scoring only a goal and an assist so far. He will need to refine his skating and work on his defensive play in the AHL.
Fantasy Outlook: C-
Martinook has plenty of time to regain his scoring touch as his Portland Pirates are at the top of the Atlantic Division. Martinook is the quintessential late-bloomer and with enough work he could become a complementary-type forward for the Coyotes in the next three years.
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|Last Updated on Sunday, 10 March 2013 19:38|