Matt Martin is currently dating Sydney Esiason, daughter of the retired football quarterback Boomer Esiason. While Sydney is a New Yorker at heart, she grew up in Cincinnati and graduated from Boston College.
Martin, who currently plays as a winger for the New York Islanders, was drafted in the fifth round, 148th overall by his team in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. After serving as captain for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League, he signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Islanders on September 4, 2009. Martin also holds the NHL record for most hits in a single season with 374 recorded hits in the 2011-12 NHL season.