Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Don Martineau
Right-winger Don Martineau spent parts of four seasons with three teams in the 70s. He was a hard-nosed competitor who won battles for the puck in the corners and put up decent offensive numbers by driving to the net.

Born in Kimberley, BC, Martineau played junior in the WCJHL with the Estevan and New Westminster Bruins. He was taken 50th overall by the Atlanta Flames in 1972 then scored 22 goals as a rookie pro with the Omaha Knights of the CHL. He spent most of the 1973-74 season in Omaha but did play his first four NHL games in Atlanta.

In May, 1974, Martineau was traded to the Minnesota North Stars. During the 1974-75 season he scored six goals and checked diligently on a line with Henry Boucha and John Flesch. Early the next season Martineau was traded to the Detroit Red Wings for Pierre Jarry. He spent most of his time in the Wings' minor league system but was selected to the CHL first all-star team after firing 27 goals for the Kansas City Blues in 1976-77. Martineau retired after playing one more year with the Blues.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 Estevan Bruins WCJHL 56 4 3 7 106 3 0 0 0 14
1970-71 Estevan Bruins WCJHL 66 18 32 50 126 7 0 3 3 8
1971-72 New Westminster Bruins WCJHL 67 25 35 60 221 5 1 2 3 15
1972-73 Omaha Knights CHL 72 22 28 50 170 11 1 2 3 36
1973-74 Atlanta Flames NHL 4 0 0 0 2 -3
1973-74 Omaha Knights CHL 48 12 26 38 122 5 2 2 4 18
1974-75 Minnesota North Stars NHL 76 6 9 15 61 -13
1975-76 Detroit Red Wings NHL 9 0 1 1 0 -1
1975-76 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 64 15 20 35 129 3 0 1 1 2
1976-77 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1976-77 Kansas City Blues CHL 76 27 38 65 57 10 2 1 3 2
1977-78 Kansas City Red Wings CHL 61 16 15 31 31
NHL Totals 90 6 10 16 63


CHL First All-Star Team (1977) Traded to Minnesota by Atlanta with John Flesch for Buster Harvey and Jerry Byers, May 27, 1974. Traded to Detroit by Minnesota for Pierre Jarry, November 25, 1975.
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