Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Craig Martin
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.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Pictou Pipers NSAHA
1986-87 Pictou County Subways MJrHL 38 19 15 34 90
1987-88 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 66 5 5 10 137 19 0 0 0 28
1987-88 Hull Olympiques M-Cup 4 0 0 0 8
1988-89 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 70 14 29 43 260 9 0 1 1 10
1989-90 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 66 14 31 45 299 11 2 1 3 65
1990-91 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 19 5 6 11 87
1990-91 St-Hyacinthe Laser QMJHL 35 8 10 18 170 4 0 3 3 39
1991-92 Moncton Hawks AHL 11 1 1 2 70
1991-92 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 24 0 0 0 115
1992-93 Moncton Hawks AHL 64 5 13 18 198 5 0 1 1 22
1993-94 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 76 15 24 39 297 12 2 2 4 63
1994-95 Winnipeg Jets NHL 20 0 1 1 19 -4
1994-95 Springfield Indians AHL 6 0 1 1 21
1995-96 Springfield Falcons AHL 48 6 5 11 245 8 0 1 1 34
1996-97 Florida Panthers NHL 1 0 0 0 5 0
1996-97 Carolina Monarchs AHL 44 1 2 3 239
1996-97 San Antonio Dragons IHL 15 3 3 6 99 6 0 1 1 25
1997-98 Quebec Rafales IHL 24 1 3 4 115 -9
1997-98 San Antonio Dragons IHL 6 1 1 2 21 +3
1997-98 Manitoba Moose IHL 30 4 3 7 202 +4 1 0 0 0 10
1998-99 Berlin Capitals Germany 45 0 1 1 183
1999-00 Adirondack IceHawks UHL 7 0 1 1 26 0
1999-00 Phoenix Mustangs WCHL 50 12 10 22 286 -18 10 4 2 6 28
2000-01 Phoenix Mustangs WCHL 20 1 5 6 116
2000-01 Bakersfield Condors WCHL 44 4 2 6 287 3 0 0 0 28
2001-02 Laval Chiefs QSPHL 34 5 6 11 216 18 4 5 9 96
NHL Totals 21 0 1 1 24


Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 28, 1993. Claimed on waivers by Winnipeg from Detroit, January 20, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 1, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix Mustangs (WCHL), November 9, 1999. Traded to Bakersfield (WCHL) by Phoenix Mustangs (WCHL) with Rod Hinks for Jason Johnson and David Hynes, December 12, 2000.
Played w/ RHI's Buffalo Stampede in 1994 (19-6-8-14-83).