Steve Martins

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Steve Martins
Born (1972-04-13) April 13, 1972 (age 45)
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Hartford Whalers
Carolina Hurricanes
Ottawa Senators
Tampa Bay Lightning
New York Islanders
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 1994 NHL Supplemental Draft
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1995–2009

Steve P. Martins (born April 13, 1972) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Martins attended Harvard University, graduating in 1995. Martins played professional hockey from 1995 until 2009 primarily in minor leagues. He was able to play 267 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, St. Louis Blues, and the Ottawa Senators . Prior to Harvard, he attended Choate Rosemary Hall.

Playing career[edit]

Martins was drafted in the 1994 NHL Supplemental Draft by the Hartford Whalers. Martins primarily played in the minor leagues, but managed to play 267 games in the NHL, recording 21 goals and 25 assists. His best minor league season was 2005–06 with the Binghamton Senators when he recorded 22 goals and 58 assists. He finished his career with the Chicago Wolves in 2008–09. In an era of tall and big players, Martins' 5 foot, 9 inch height was a large disadvantage to a steady NHL career. Martins' best season in the NHL was 1999–2000 with the Tampa Bay Lightning, recording 5 goals and 17 assists in 57 games.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 1991–92
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1993–94
AHCA East First-Team All-American 1993–94
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 1994

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ted Drury
ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
1993–94
Succeeded by
Martin St. Louis