Cedar Rapids (USHL)
One of two Miami defensemen to skate in all 42 games and has not missed a game in his career at Miami ... recognized as an honorable mention on the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) All-Conference Team ... one of eight student-athletes at Miami to be recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) with its American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year award ... ranked first among RedHawk blueliners and tied for seventh on the team with a career-high 24 points on nine goals and 15 assists ... one of two Miami defensemen to score at least 20-points ... placed third on the squad with six power-play goals ... amassed four multi-point games ... posted 39 blocks, good for third on the team ... ranked second in defensemen scoring for CCHA-only games with 8-11--19 points ... led all blueliners with five power-play goals in CCHA-only games ... notched his first assist of the year at the opening game in Steve Cady Arena history as Miami defeated Denver, 5-2, in its season opener (Oct. 6) ... netted his second game-winner as a collegian in helping the RedHawks snap a 20-game losing streak to Michigan (Oct. 20) in Ann Arbor with a 4-1 victory ... garnered Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) Rookie of the Week honors after recording two power-play goals and nine blocked shots in a sweep of Bowling Green (Oct. 27-28) ... registered a career-high three points, including a goal and two assists in a 7-3 win over Nebraska-Omah (Nov. 17) ... chipped in two helpers in a 4-3 victory at St. Lawrence (Nov. 24) ... gained CCHA Rookie of the Week accolades for a second time when he netted a goal and two assists, including a game-winner in the RedHawks' series sweep of Lake Superior State (Feb. 9-10) ... part of a Miami defense that held opponents to 2.50 goals per game and saw action on the RedHawks' penalty kill unit that ranked second nationally ... was drafted in the fourth round of the 2007 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft as the 95th overall pick of the Los Angeles Kings.
Appeared in all 39 games and was one of three rookies on the blueline ... was paired on the blueline with classmate Ray Eichenlaub for the entire season ... scored his first three career goals in Miami's playoff series with Western Michigan ... scored the game-winner in overtime versus WMU on March 11 to send Miami to the CCHA Championship at Joe Louis Arena ... that goal was the final goal in the history of Goggin Ice Arena ... tallied his first career assist on Ray Eichenlaub's power-play goal versus Lake Superior State (Nov. 11) ... had a career-high two assists in a 6-3 win over Northern Michigan (Jan. 7) ... assisted on Miami's lone goal in the CCHA Championship game versus Michigan State (Mar. 18) ... was a season-best +3 on three occasions ... nine of his 10 points came at home ... was +4 with four points in the postseason.
Prior to Miami
Played the 2004-05 season with the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the United States Hockey League ... scored 11 goals, including four game-winners, and added 13 assists while being a +22 in 69 games ... represented the United States in 2004 at the Under-18 Junior World Cup in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia ... earned four letters in hockey at Stoney Creek High School.
Majoring in business ... born July 26, 1987 ... son of Frank and Lynette Martinez ... played with current RedHawks Bill Loupee and Raymond Eichenlaub in Cedar Rapids.