- Martin is UVM’s
all-time leader in assists (176) and points (267). He was a finalist
for the Hobey Baker Award three times, in 1995, 1996 and 1997.
- Two of Martin’s
teammates from UVM have seen time in the NHL: Tim Thomas, who had a
short stint as a goalie for the Bruins in Boston, and Eric Perrin, who
played briefly for the Lightning.
- On January 2, 2003,
Martin netted his 20th goal of the season, making him the third-fastest
in Lightning history to reach this mark. Chris Kontos holds the team
record with 20 goals in 27 games.
- At the 2003 All-Star
Weekend, Martin won the individual puck-control competition and finished
second to Marion Gaborik in the fastest skater competition.
- In the 2002-03
season, Martin became only the third Lightning player to post a plus-minus
of +10 or better. The other two were Rob Zamuner (+11, 1995-96) and
Bill Houlder (+16, 1996-97).
- In March of 2004,
Martin joined Wayne Gretzky as only the second player in the past 24
years to win NHL Offensive Player of the Month in consecutive months.
The Great One achieved the double 11 times in his career.
- In 2004, Martin
became the first U.S. collegiate player to win the Art Ross Trophy.
He was also the first undrafted player to win the Hart Trophy.
- To repair Martin’s
broken right fibula, doctors inserted a titanium plate with six screws
in his leg.
- Martin wears jersey
#26 in honor of Mats Naslund.
- Martin met his
wife, Heather, at Vermont in 1996. They have a son, Ryan Martin.
wife, Heather, is 5-9. They have a standing deal—she won’t
- Despite speaking
little English when he entered UVM, Martin graduated with a degree in
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