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.