Golden Knights’ Alec Martinez played with broken foot; “I was getting wheeled around a lot”

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Jun 10, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Vegas Golden Knights left wing Max Pacioretty (67) celebrates with defenseman Alec Martinez (23) and right wing Mark Stone (61) his empty net goal scored against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period in game six of the second round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alec Martinez will be an unrestricted free agent come July 28. His stock was high before he told reporters Saturday he played with a broken foot during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Martinez, 33, played in 19 games in the postseason, scoring four goals and adding two assists. He averaged over 22 minutes of ice time a game and is the current playoff leader with 72 blocked shots.

“I obviously couldn’t talk about it much,” Martinez said. “I touched on our medical staff. They did an incredible job taking care of me day in and day out.”

Martinez was traded to Vegas in 2020 from the Los Angeles Kings, where he spent the first 10 1/2 years of his career. In 53 games for the Golden Knights during the regular season, Martinez had nine goals, 23 assists and 168 blocks.

–Field Level Media