Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matt Martin
It never hurts to spend time at the arena sitting beside a player of the calibre of Paul Kariya. And that is exactly what Matt Martin did while both were playing for the University of Maine Black Bears. Chosen by Toronto in the fourth round of the 1989, Matt Martin joined the Leafs in 1993-94 after playing with the U.S. national team. Throughout the season, Martin bounced between the two teams, joining Toronto for good after the Olympics in Lillehammer Norway.

But the bouncing act continued. The next season, Martin started with Toronto's AHL franchise in St.John's but was recalled because of injury during the playoff drive. In 1995-96, it looked like he would stick in the NHL, but he broke his ankle and missed 30 games. In 1996-97, Martin again spent time between the AHL Leafs and the NHL Leafs. That was Matt Martin's final shot at the NHL. He signed with Dallas as a free agent during the summer of 1998 but has remained in the minors since.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 South Connecticut Selects MBHL 23 3 7 10
1988-89 Avon Old Farms High-CT 25 9 23 32
1989-90 Avon Old Farms High-CT
1990-91 University of Maine H-East 35 3 12 15 48
1991-92 University of Maine H-East 30 4 14 18 46
1992-93 University of Maine H-East 44 6 26 32 88
1992-93 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 2 0 0 0 2 9 1 5 6 4
1993-94 United States Nat-Tm 39 7 8 15 127
1993-94 United States Olympics 8 0 2 2 8
1993-94 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 0 1 1 6 0
1993-94 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 12 1 5 6 9 11 1 5 6 33
1994-95 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 49 2 16 18 54
1994-95 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 15 0 0 0 13 +2
1995-96 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 0 0 0 14 -1
1996-97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 36 0 4 4 38 -12
1996-97 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 12 1 3 4 4
1996-97 United States WC-A 8 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Chicago Wolves IHL 78 7 22 29 95 +1 19 0 5 5 24
1998-99 Michigan K-Wings IHL 76 3 12 15 114 -14 5 0 0 0 10
1999-00 Michigan K-Wings IHL 76 0 11 11 66 +2
2000-01 Idaho Steelheads WCHL 62 6 30 36 60 11 3 5 8 14
NHL Totals 76 0 5 5 71


Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 24, 1998.
Officially announced retirement and named Assistant Coach of Idaho Steelheads (WCHL), August 4, 2001.