Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Grant Martin
Left-winger Grant Martin played briefly with the Vancouver Canucks and Washington Capitals in the 80s. He was a dangerous offensive player in junior, the minors and Europe.

Born in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario, Martin played junior B with the Hespeler Shamrocks and Guelph Platers before ascending to the OHA's Kitchener Rangers. He was chosen 196th overall by the Canucks in 1980 after firing 31 goals in his first year with Kitchener. Martin returned to junior and accumulated 74 goals over his last two years.

The slick forward registered 46 points as a rookie pro with the Fredericton Express of the AHL in 1982-83. He played a dozen games for Vancouver in each of the 1984 and 1985 seasons but was chiefly a farmhand. In August, 1985 he struck a deal with Washington but essentially filled the same role for his new club.

Part way through the 1988-89 season Martin signed with JyP Jyvaskyla of Finland. He later played for Villach of Austria and found a long term home with Germany's Schwennigen Wild Wings.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Hespeler Shamrocks ON-Jr.B 40 18 25 43 32
1978-79 Guelph Platers ON-Jr.A 49 21 29 50 70
1979-80 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 65 31 21 52 62
1980-81 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 66 41 57 98 77 18 9 20 29 42
1980-81 Kitchener Rangers M-Cup 1 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Kitchener Rangers OHL 54 33 63 96 97 12 3 15 18 33
1981-82 Kitchener Rangers M-Cup 5 5 3 8 2
1982-83 Fredericton Express AHL 80 19 27 46 73 12 4 1 5 14
1983-84 Vancouver Canucks NHL 12 0 2 2 6 -2
1983-84 Fredericton Express AHL 57 36 24 60 46 7 4 5 9 16
1984-85 Vancouver Canucks NHL 12 0 1 1 39 -8
1984-85 Fredericton Express AHL 65 31 47 78 78 6 1 4 5 8
1984-85 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 2 0 0 0 0
1985-86 Washington Capitals NHL 11 0 1 1 6 -5
1985-86 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 54 27 49 76 97 6 1 3 4 14
1986-87 Washington Capitals NHL 9 0 0 0 4 -1 1 1 0 1 2
1986-87 Binghamton Whalers AHL 63 30 23 53 86 12 3 1 4 16
1987-88 EC VSV Villach Austria 34 29 31 60 40
1987-88 Rochester Americans AHL 22 11 15 26 18 7 4 5 9 17
1988-89 JYP HT Jyvaskyla Finland 43 20 29 49 48 11 1 5 6 11
1988-89 Rochester Americans AHL 6 7 5 12 6
1989-90 Schwenninger ERC W.German 31 16 19 35 53 10 11 10 21 14
1989-90 Canada Nat-Tm 5 1 0 1 8
1990-91 Schwenninger ERC Germany 44 30 28 58 71 4 3 5 8 22
1990-91 EC VSV Villach Austria 1 1 1 2
1991-92 Schwenninger ERC Germany 43 26 35 61 32 3 0 0 0 6
1992-93 Schwenninger ERC Germany 41 21 30 51 52
1993-94 Schwenninger ERC Germany 41 14 27 41 52
1994-95 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 1 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 48 19 19 38 91 4 2 0 2 8
1996-97 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 48 16 23 39 42 5 3 4 7 10
1997-98 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 22 7 13 20 22
NHL Totals 44 0 4 4 55 1 1 0 1 2


Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 6, 1985.