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Richard “Rick” Martin

Born:July 26, 1951Draft:1971 Sabres #5 Overall
Hometown:Verdun, QCPosition:LW
Known For:French ConnectionShoots:Left
National Team:Canada

Richard Lionel Martin (/mɑːrˈtæn/; French: [maʁtɛ̃]; July 26, 1951 – March 13, 2011) was a Canadian professional ice hockey winger who played in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres and Los Angeles Kings for 11 seasons between 1971 and 1982. He was most famous for playing on the Sabres’ French Connection line with Gilbert Perreault and Rene Robert.

Rick Martin
1975: Rick Martin #7 of the Buffalo Sabres skates on the ice during an NHL game circa 1975. (Photo by Melchior DiGiacomo/Getty Images)

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Achievements

  • Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame (1990)
  • 7x NHL All-Star Game (1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978)
  • 2x NHL Second All-Star Team (1976, 1977)
  • NHL All-Star Game MVP (1977)
  • Canada Cup Champion (1977)
  • 2x NHL First All-Star Team (1974, 1975)
  • OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1971)
  • QJHL First All-Star Team (1968)
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