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Pit Martin
Pit Martin
Center
Number: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 170
Shoots: Right
Born: Dec 9, 1943
Birthplace: Noranda, QC, Canada
Born Hubert Martin in Noranda, Quebec, Martin was nicknamed "Pit" after a comic strip character in a French language newspaper. After being scouted by former NHL goaltender Wilf Cude, Pit joined the Detroit Red Wings' organization, playing a single game in 1961-62.

Martin joined the NHL full-time in 1963-64, and played with the Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, and Vancouver Canucks during his sixteen year career, totalling 809 points in his 1,101 games played. During a dismal 1968-69 season where the Hawks finished out of the playoffs, Martin denounced many of his teammates, claiming that only three "wear their uniforms with any desire to win."

The next season, the team rebounded, finishing in first place with Martin contributing 30 goals and 33 assists. Martin won the Masterton Trophy that season, the only major award he'd win during his NHL career. Although only 5-foot-8 and 165-pounds, the rugged two-way forward proved that he could leave his mark in the NHL by playing hard every shift of every game.

Martin is often remembered for being part of one of the most one-sided trades in NHL history. In May 1967, he, along with Gilles Marotte and Jack Norris, went from Boston to Chicago for Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge, and Fred Stanfield.

On November 30, 2008 Martin and a friend were on an icy lake snowmobiling when suddenly the ice cracked beneath. The snowmobile plunged into the lake and Martin, 64, was unable to be saved by his companion who managed to escape the tragedy.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
5 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89