Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Clare Martin
Clare Martin jumped straight from the Junior A Guelph Biltmores to the NHL with the Boston Bruins, playing 13 games in 1941-42. During the war, Martin was in the military, but returned to the Bruins for 6 games in 1946-47.

Although he spent the majority of the '46-47 season with the Bruins' AHL farm team in Hershey, Martin was back with Boston for the full season in 1947-48. But again, he was sent to Hershey where he played the full 1948-49 season with the Bears.

Martin was traded to Detroit with Pete Babando, Lloyd Durham and Jimmy Peters for Pete Horeck and Bill Quackenbush during the summer of 1949 and won a Stanley Cup with the Red Wings that season. After two seasons in Detroit, Martin was dispatched to the Black Hawks with George Gee, Jimmy McFadden, Max McNab, Jimmy Peters, and Herb Raglan in what amounted to a an opportunity to shore up the lowly Chicago franchise.

But Martin played just 31 games with Chicago before being sold to the New York Rangers at Christmastime 1951. He played 14 games with the Rangers, then was sent to the Cincinnati Mohawks of the AHL. Martin played three seasons of senior hockey with his hometown Kitchener Dutchmen before retiring in 1955.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1939-40 Waterloo Siskins OHA-B 10 9 4 13 18 16 10 5 15 28
1940-41 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 16 4 4 8 28 5 1 4 5 6
1940-41 Boston Olympics EAHL 9 0 1 1 4
1941-42 Boston Bruins NHL 13 0 1 1 4 5 0 0 0 0
1941-42 Boston Olympics EAHL 43 11 18 29 31 1 0 1 1 0
1942-43 Ottawa Postal Corps ONDHL 9 3 2 5 11
1943-44 Montreal Royals QSHL 3 0 2 2 4 6 1 1 2 0
1944-45 Halifax Navy NSDHL 5 0 3 3 2
1945-46 Boston Olympics EAHL 51 19 22 41 26 12 4 10 14 2
1946-47 Boston Bruins NHL 6 3 0 3 0 5 0 1 1 0
1946-47 Hershey Bears AHL 42 4 11 15 38
1947-48 Boston Bruins NHL 59 5 13 18 34 5 0 0 0 6
1948-49 Hershey Bears AHL 26 3 13 16 18 11 1 7 8 10
1949-50 Detroit Red Wings NHL 64 2 5 7 14 10 0 1 1 0
1950-51 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50 1 6 7 12 2 0 0 0 0
1951-52 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 31 1 2 3 8
1951-52 New York Rangers NHL 14 0 1 1 6
1951-52 Cincinnati Mohawks AHL 17 0 3 3 10 7 1 1 2 12
1952-53 Kitchener Dutchmen OHA-Sr. 46 5 19 24 60 11 4 3 7 18
1952-53 Kitchener Dutchmen Al-Cup 18 5 12 17 28
1953-54 Kitchener Dutchmen OHA-Sr. 37 9 16 25 36 8 1 0 1 5
1954-55 Kitchener Dutchmen OHA-Sr. 20 3 5 8 18 10 1 2 3 6
1954-55 Kitchener Dutchmen Al-Cup 17 5 6 11 10
NHL Totals 237 12 28 40 78 27 0 2 2 6


Traded to Detroit by Boston with Pete Babando, Lloyd Durham and Jimmy Peters for Bill Quackenbush and Pete Horeck, August 16, 1949. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with George Gee, Jimmy Peters Sr., Rags Raglan, Max McNab and Jim McFadden for $75,000 and future considerations (Hugh Coflin, October, 1951), August 20, 1951. Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago for cash, December 28, 1951.
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