|Date of birth||March 13, 1962|
|place of birth||Smooth Rock Falls , Ontario , Canada|
|NHL Entry Draft||
1980 , 10th lap, 196th position
|1989-1998||Schwenninger Wild Wings|
Grant Michael Martin (born March 13, 1962 in Smooth Rock Falls , Ontario ) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player who played on the position of the left winger . Martin played during his career in the National Hockey League for the Vancouver Canucks and Washington Capitals as well as for the Schwenninger Wild Wings in the German Ice Hockey League .
Grant Martin began his career in 1977 in lower class youth leagues with Hespeler Shamrocks and Guelph Platers , before moving to the Ontario Hockey League in 1979 as the first-round pick of the Kitchener Rangers . With the Rangers he was able to win the J. Ross Robertson Cup in 1981 and 1982 for the master of the OHL, which then plays for the most important trophy in Canadian junior ice hockey, the Memorial Cup . Martin won this with the team in 1982.
In the NHL Entry Draft in 1980 he was on the 196th place of the Vancouver Canucks selected, for he 1982-1985 in the National Hockey League laced the skates, but mostly for their onetime American Hockey League - Farm Team Fredericton Express went on the ice. In August 1985 he signed a contract with the Washington Capitals of the NHL as a free agent . At the Capitals he was used sporadically the following two seasons and also played here mainly for their AHL farm team, the Binghamton Whalers , before joining their league rivals Rochester Americans .
The 1988/89 season played Martin in Europe in the Finnish club JyP HT , with whom he behind the team from Turku won the Finnish runner-up. From 1989 until the end of his career in 1998 he played in Germany for the Schwenninger Wild Wings in the ice hockey Bundesliga and the German ice hockey league . In addition, Martin was in the 1989/90 season for five games for the Canadian national team on the ice, 1984/85 for two games for the Salt Lake Golden Eagles from the International Hockey League and 1990/91 a game for the EC VSV from the Austrian Ice hockey league , for which he played half a season in 1987/88.
Achievements and Awards
- 1981 J. Ross Robertson Cup win with the Kitchener Rangers
- 1982 J. Ross Robertson Cup win with the Kitchener Rangers
- 1982 Memorial Cup win with the Kitchener Rangers
- 1989 Finnish runner-up with JyP HT
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Martin, Grant Michael|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Canadian ice hockey player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 13, 1962|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Smooth Rock Falls|