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.
December 9, 1943|
Noranda, Quebec, Canada
November 30, 2008 64) (aged|
Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)|
Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
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.
Martin scored four goals in a single game on January 27, 1966 in Boston's 5-3 victory over Chicago.
In May 1967, Martin, along with Gilles Marotte and Jack Norris, was traded from Boston to Chicago for Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge, and Fred Stanfield, who would become core elements of future Boston powerhouse teams. However, Martin himself was a bright spot of the trade for the Black Hawks, starring for them for ten seasons as a skilled two-way centre and was selected 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. He wore number 7.
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.
|1959–60||Hamilton Tiger Cubs||OHA-Jr.||29||13||12||25||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|1960–61||Hamilton Red Wings||OHA-Jr.||48||20||21||41||17||10||7||2||9||8|
|1961–62||Hamilton Red Wings||OHA-Jr.||48||42||46||88||46||10||3||9||12||0|
|1961–62||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||1||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1961–62||Hamilton Red Wings||M-Cup||—||—||—||—||—||14||12||11||23||22|
|1962–63||Hamilton Red Wings||OHA-Jr.||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||—||—||—||—||—|
- List of NHL players with 1000 games played
- "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.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
- AP Obituary in the Chicago Sun-Times
|Awards and achievements|
| Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy winner
| NHLPA President
| Chicago Black Hawks captain
with Stan Mikita, 1976–77