December 9, 1943|
Noranda, QC, CAN
|Died||November 30, 2008
Rouyn-Noranda, QC, CAN
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)|
Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
Hubert Jacques "Pit" Martin (December 9, 1943 – November 30, 2008) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who served as captain for the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1975 to 1977. He was an NHL All-Star and Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy winner.
Nicknamed Pit after a comic strip character in a French newspaper, Martin was scouted by former NHL goaltender Wilf Cude and joined the Red Wings organization. He is remembered among hockey fans as being involved in one of the most one-sided trades in history. In May 1967, Martin, alongside Gilles Marotte and Jack Norris, were traded from Boston to Chicago for Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge, and Fred Stanfield. This has long been considered one of the most lopsided trades in hockey history regarding Chicago, giving up core elements of the future Boston powerhouse teams. However, Martin himself was the sole bright spot of the trade for the Black Hawks, starring for them for ten seasons as a skilled two-way centre and being named to play in the NHL All-Star Game in four straight seasons.
Martin played 1101 career NHL games from 1961–62 to 1978–79. He recorded 324 goals and 485 assists for 809 points. His best statistical season was the 1972–73 season when he set career highs with 61 assists and 90 points, adding ten goals in the playoffs as the Hawks made it to the Stanley Cup finals.
On November 30, 2008, Martin was reported missing following a snowmobile accident on Lake Kanasuta near Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. He was riding a snowmobile behind a friend when the ice on the lake collapsed shortly after his friend had passed over it. Martin was pronounced dead on December 1, 2008. On December 2, 2008, Quebec Provincial Police divers recovered Martin's body from the lake.
- OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1962)
- OHA-Jr. MVP (1962)
- Bill Masterton Trophy (1970)
- National Hockey League All-Star Game (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974)
|1959–60||Hamilton Tiger Cubs||OHA||29||13||12||25||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|1960–61||Hamilton Red Wings||OHA||48||20||21||41||17||10||7||2||9||8|
|1961–62||Hamilton Red Wings||OHA||48||42||46||88||46||10||3||9||12||0|
|1961–62||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||1||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1962–63||Hamilton Red Wings||OHA||49||36||49||85||67||5||1||1||2||10|
|1963–64||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||50||9||12||21||28||14||1||4||5||14|
|1964–65||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||58||8||9||17||32||3||0||1||1||2|
|1965–66||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||10||1||1||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1967–68||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||63||16||19||35||36||11||3||6||9||2|
|1968–69||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||76||23||38||61||73||—||—||—||—||—|
|1969–70||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||73||30||33||63||61||8||3||3||6||4|
|1970–71||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||62||22||33||55||40||17||2||7||9||12|
|1971–72||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||78||24||51||75||56||8||4||2||6||4|
|1972–73||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||78||29||61||90||30||15||10||6||16||6|
|1973–74||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||78||30||47||77||43||7||2||0||2||4|
|1974–75||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||70||19||26||45||34||8||1||1||2||2|
|1975–76||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||80||32||39||71||44||4||1||0||1||4|
|1976–77||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||75||17||36||53||22||2||0||0||0||0|
|1977–78||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||7||1||1||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Hubert "Pit" Martin porté disparu" (in French). Réseau des sports. 2008-11-30. Retrieved 2008-12-01.
- "Pit Martin pronounced dead after snowmobile accident". TSN. 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2008-12-01.
- "Quebec police find body of ex-NHLer Martin". TSN. 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2008-12-02.
- Pit Martin's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Pit Martin's biography at Legends of Hockey
- AP Obituary in the Chicago Sun-Times
|Awards and achievements|
|Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy winner
|Chicago Black Hawks captain
with Stan Mikita, 1976-77