Feb 28, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; San Jose Sharks right wing Martin Havlat (9) skates up ice with the puck against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks Season In Review: Martin Havlat

The Numbers

Martin Havlat was plagued with injury the entire 2013-14 season; a trend following Marty his entire San Jose Sharks career. Havlat had 12 goals and 10 assists over the course of 48 games. He had a plus-minus rating of 14.

Havlat played one postseason game with zero points.

The Positives

On those rare occasions, Havlat came through when needed. His stats are good, ranking him 64th in the league in terms of his plus-minus rating.

The Negatives

Throughout the three years with the San Jose Sharks, Havlat has done next to nothing to benefit the team. He was a healthy scratch in six of the seven playoff games, showing that the coaching staff were losing faith in him. When originally coming to the team, Havlat was a different player. Despite the majority of his problems being caused by injury, Marty has not played the type of hockey that the Sharks want at this point in time.

Havlat will not be returning to the Sharks next season. With a year left on his current contract, he will most likely be a compliance buyout so as not to affect the Sharks cap.

Best Moment

One of my favorite moments of Martin Havlat’s season was the hat trick he scored against the Colorado Avalanche in April. Relive it here:

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