Matt Martin poses with unsuspecting Islanders fan wearing his jersey
By Sean Leahy
February 12, 2015 4:27 PM
New York Islanders defensemen Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy were at Roosevelt Field Mall not far from Nassau Coliseum doing an autograph signing Wednesday night. At the same time, their teammates, Matt Martin and Michael Grabner, were doing some shopping, unaware of the event.
While riding an escalator, Martin stood behind an Islanders fan wearing his jersey. The moment was too funny for Grabner to let pass without taking a photo:
“I felt bad after, so I sent him a message on twitter,” Martin said. “I think he’s coming to the game tonight, we’ll get him down here and sign his jersey. Say hello. It was funny in the moment and talking about it after we we kind of wish we stopped him, and said hello.”
The fan, Michael Frumento, came across Grabner’s Tweet and expressed his disappointment, noting Wednesday was his birthday. Fortunately for the Isles fan, Martin made it up to him, leaving two passes to get him to the Islanders’ dressing room after Thursday’s game against Toronto.
UPDATE: Here’s Martin after the Islanders’ 3-2 win Thursday night coming through for Frumento: