Martin was a very capable player last season. He isn't much of an offensive force, but he is positionally sound and is willing to play physically when the need presents itself.
This season has been a strange one for both Martin and the Cyclones. Martin was signed to an AHL deal during last season and it was assumed that he would spend the season in the AHL with Hamilton. He had played the entire season in Hamilton last year after he was signed to his 2 year AHL deal. He returned to Cincinnati only after Hamilton's season ended.
Martin quit training camp only to resurface with the Cyclones about 6 weeks later. His play has generally been uninspired this season, but the Cyclones are not a very good team this season and its roster has undergone continual change. This is not to say that Martin has been bad this year, only that he doesn't seem to be as effective as he was last season.
In the right situation-which Cincy wasn't this season-Martin can be an effective physical stay-at-home defensemen who is a very competent penalty killer.