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Canada Rick Martin
a.k.a. "Richard Martin"
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
LW
Age
Height
5'11" / 180 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
181 lbs / 82 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
-
Contract
-
Highlights
1-time Canada Cup Champion 1

Martin, 59, died March 13, 2011, of a heart attack suffered while a heart attack while driving, in Clarence, N.Y. A post-mortem examination found that Martin also had chronic traumatic encephalathapy (CTE) at the time of death.


Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1967-68 Thetford Mines Canadiens QJAHL 40 38 35 73 - | Playoffs 7 2 0 2 4
1968-69 Montréal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 52 22 21 43 27 | Playoffs 14 3 0 3 2
1969-70 Montréal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 34 23 32 55 10 | Playoffs 16 14 20 34 12
1970-71 Montréal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 60 71 50 121 106 | Playoffs 11 17 7 24 10
1971-72 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 44 30 74 36 -38 | -
1972-73 Buffalo Sabres NHL 75 37 36 73 79 4 | Playoffs 6 3 2 5 12
Canada Summit Summit72 0 0 0 0 0 | -
1973-74 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 52 34 86 38 -22 | -
1974-75 Buffalo Sabres NHL 68 52 43 95 72 5 | Playoffs 17 7 8 15 20
1975-76 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 49 37 86 67 23 | Playoffs 9 4 7 11 12
1976-77 Buffalo Sabres NHL 66 36 29 65 58 10 | Playoffs 6 2 1 3 9
Canada CC 4 3 2 5 0 3 | -
1977-78 Buffalo Sabres NHL 65 28 35 63 16 16 | Playoffs 7 2 4 6 13
1978-79 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 32 21 53 35 -7 | Playoffs 3 0 3 3 0
1979-80 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 45 34 79 54 18 | Playoffs 14 6 4 10 8
1980-81 Buffalo Sabres NHL 23 7 14 21 20 4 | -
Los Angeles Kings NHL 1 1 1 2 0 1 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Los Angeles Kings NHL 3 1 3 4 2 1 | -
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1968-69 Montréal Jr. Canadiens M-Cup 6 2 1 3 12 | -
1969-70 Montréal Jr. Canadiens M-Cup 12 14 13 27 8 | -
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
CC 1 4 3 2 5 1.25 0 3 | 0
M-Cup 2 18 16 14 30 1.67 20 0 | 0
NHL 11 685 384 317 701 1.02 477 15 | 8 63 24 29 53 0.84 74 0
OHA-Jr. 3 146 116 103 219 1.50 143 0 | 3 41 34 27 61 1.49 24 0
QJAHL 1 40 38 35 73 1.83 0 0 | 1 7 2 0 2 0.29 4 0
Summit72 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 0
Player Biography and Trivia

Number 7 retired by Buffalo Sabres

Cult/Star player for Buffalo Sabres

Martin was part of one of the most famous lines in hockey history; ”The French Connection,” which featured Martin and fellow Quebecers, Gilbert Perreault and René Robert.

On March 10, 1981, Martin was traded to Los Angeles by Buffalo in exchange for a 1981 3rd round puick (Colin Chisholm) and a 1983 1st round pick (Tom Barrasso). This because of an injury that Martin had suffered on November 8 the previous year. He was later forced to retire due to the cartilage damage caused to the knee.

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