Steve Martinson

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Steve Martinson
Steve Martinson Express.jpg
Martinson coaching the Chicago Express during the 2011–12 season.
Born (1957-06-21) June 21, 1957 (age 57)
Minnetonka, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Montreal Canadiens
Minnesota North Stars
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1981–1996

Stephen Paul Martinson (born June 21, 1957) is a retired American professional ice hockey player. He played in 50 NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, and Minnesota North Stars over parts of four seasons. He was the head coach of the ECHL's Elmira Jackals from 2007 to 2010 and the Chicago Express during their inaugural season in 2011-12.[1]

He is currently the Coach of the [CHL's} Allen Americans.

He was member of the Tulsa Oilers (CHL) team that suspended operations on February 16, 1984, playing only road games for final six weeks of 1983-84 season. Despite this adversity, the team went on to win the league's championship.[2]


He won the 1983-84 CHL Championship (Adams Cup) as a member of the Tulsa Oilers [3] team coached by Tom Webster. He won five Taylor Cup championships as head coach of the San Diego Gulls of the West Coast Hockey League (WCHL) from 1995-2003. Martinson coached the Central Hockey League's Allen Americans to back-to-back championships in the 2012-13 and 2013-13 seasons.


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