Right-winger Craig Martin played briefly with the Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers in the mid-90s. He was a hard-nosed grinder who wore down the opposition along the boards and created a few scoring chances as well.
The native of Amherst, Nova Scotia, was taken 98th overall by Winnipeg in 1990 after scoring 14 goals for the QMJHL's Hull Olympiques. He returned to play one more year with Hull and the St. Hyacinthe Laser before spending his first three pro seasons in the minors. During this period he signed as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings but returned to Winnipeg via the Waiver wire. In 1994-95, the rugged youngster played 20 games for the Jets before returning to the minors.
Martin came to terms with the Florida Panthers prior to the 1996-97 season and made it into one last NHL game. The rest of the time he added grit to the Carolina Monarchs of the AHL and the IHL's San Antonio Dragons. Martin spent the 1997-98 season in the IHL with three different franchises. He retired in 2001 after splitting the season between the Phoenix Mustangs and Bakersfield Condors of the WCHL.