Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Martinson
Left-winger Steven Martinson played parts of four NHL seasons in the 80s and 90s. He was a rugged competitor who took on the toughest foes on the opposition and created a few scoring chances by forechecking and driving to the net.

Born in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Martinson spent a year at St. Cloud State before turning pro with the IHL's Toledo Goaldiggers in 1981-82. He bounced around the minors for a few years and led the AHL with 432 penalty minutes while playing for the Hershey Bears in 1985-86. After signing with the Detroit Red Wings, the rugged enforcer played his first ten NHL games in 1987-88.

Over the next few years Martinson played a few games for the Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota North Stars but saw most of his ice time in the minors. His best year came in 1991-92 when he fired 18 goals and provided grit on the San Diego Gulls of the IHL. By the mid-90s injuries began to mount and Martinson retired six games into the 1994-95 schedule.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 St. Cloud State Huskies NCAA-3 31 19 21 40 57
1981-82 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 35 12 18 30 128
1982-83 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 32 9 10 19 111
1982-83 Birmingham South Stars CHL 43 4 5 9 184 13 1 2 3 80
1983-84 Tulsa Oilers CHL 42 3 6 9 240 6 0 0 0 43
1984-85 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 54 4 10 14 300 2 0 0 0 21
1985-86 Hershey Bears AHL 69 3 6 9 432 3 0 0 0 56
1986-87 Hershey Bears AHL 17 0 3 3 85
1986-87 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 14 1 1 2 78 11 2 0 2 108
1987-88 Detroit Red Wings NHL 10 1 1 2 84 +3
1987-88 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 32 6 8 14 146 6 1 2 3 66
1988-89 Montreal Canadiens NHL 25 1 0 1 87 -1 1 0 0 0 10
1988-89 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 10 5 7 12 61
1989-90 Montreal Canadiens NHL 13 0 0 0 64 -2
1989-90 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 37 6 20 26 113
1990-91 San Diego Gulls IHL 53 16 24 40 268
1991-92 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 9 0
1991-92 San Diego Gulls IHL 70 18 15 33 279 4 1 1 2 15
1992-93 San Diego Gulls IHL 10 0 4 4 55
1993-94
1994-95 Houston Aeros IHL 6 0 1 1 30
1994-95 Fresno Falcons SunHL 1 0 0 0 2
1995-96 San Diego Gulls WCHL 1 0 0 0 0
1996-2000 San Diego Gulls WCHL
NHL Totals 49 2 1 3 244 1 0 0 0 10


Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, September 30, 1985. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 3, 1987. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, August 2, 1988. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, August 28, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, October 1, 1991.
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