Right-winger Martin Simard was born on June 25th, 1966 in Montreal, Quebec and spent four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before turning pro in the Calgary Flames organization. The Flames signed Simard as a free agent in 1987 and by the 1990-91 season he worked his way up to the NHL roster.
Simard played 16 games with the Flames and notched two assists. The following year he upped his totals to 21 games and four points on the strength of the a goal and three assists. In March of that season Simard was traded back to his home province in a trade between the Flames and the Quebec Nordiques, though Simard never got to play for them.
After spending the rest of that season with the Nordiques farm club, Simard was traded again this time to the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning.
Simard played seven games with the 'Bolts but was unable to crack the score sheet. In February of that year he was traded back to the Nordiques in a four-player trade.
Again, Simard's Nordique stay did not result in any NHL time as he remained in the minors. He had one more chance to return to the big leagues when he signed a free agent deal with the Phoenix Coyotes in August of 1997, but after spending the entire season in the American Hockey League he retired from the game.