Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Seth Martin
Goalie Seth Martin played 30 games for the expansion St. Louis Blues in 1967-68. He spent over two decades in the game and was best known as a top senior player for the Trail Smoke Eaters and a valuable international performer for Canada.

Born in Rossland, BC, Martin was a junior standout in the WCJHL with the Lethbridge Native Sons. In 1953-54 he played 28 games for the Smoke Eaters, which began a full time association that lasted nearly ten years. Martin backstopped the team to a number of WIHL titles and was on hand when they won the gold medal while representing Canada at the 1961 World Championships. He also helped Trail win the 1962 Allan Cup and played for his country at the 1963 World tourney and the 1964 Innsbruck Olympics as part of the formative period of the national team program.

Martin next suited up for his home town Rossland Warriors for three years. He also helped Canada win the bronze medal at the 1966 and 1967 World Championships. In June 1967 he signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues as they were mobilizing for their first NHL season. The steady veteran played 30 games for the club as Glenn Hall's reserve and made two post-season appearances when the team reached the Stanley Cup final. The next year Martin returned for another year with the Smoke Eaters and also played briefly with the Spokane Jets and the WHL's Portland Buckaroos before retiring in 1973.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1950-51 Lethbridge Native Sons WCJHL 30 0 3.27 2 0 2.25
1951-52 Lethbridge Native Sons WCJHL 36 23 12 1 1 3.84 4 0 4 0 0 7.50
1952-53 Lethbridge Native Sons WCJHL 27 17 6 4 0 4.26 25 16 7 2 2 3.74
1953-54 Trail Smoke Eaters WIHL 28 0 4.96 4 1 3 0 0 5.20
1953-54 Kelowna Packers OSHL 3 0 2.33
1954-55 Trail Smoke Eaters WIHL 28 1 4.78 4 0 3.25
1955-56 Trail Smoke Eaters WIHL 39 0 4.69 10 5 5 0 1 3.50
1956-57 Trail Smoke Eaters WIHL 26 0 3.42 9 0 4.67
1957-58 Trail Smoke Eaters WIHL 47 1 4.49 7 3 4 0 0 4.14
1958-59 Trail Smoke Eaters WIHL 39 17 20 2 4 4.23 7 3 4 0 0 4.60
1959-60 Trail Smoke Eaters WIHL 37 0 5.00 11 9 2 0 1 4.09
1959-60 Spokane Spokes WHL 2 0 2 0 0 4.00
1959-60 Vancouver Canucks WHL 1 0 1 0 0 6.00
1959-60 Trail Smoke Eaters Al-Cup 15 8 6 1 1 3.67
1960-61 Trail Smoke Eaters WIHL 37 34 3 0 0 3.00 13 11 1 0 0 2.31
1960-61 Canada WEC-A 5 4 0 1 0 1.28
1961-62 Portland Buckaroos WHL 1 0 1.00
1961-62 Trail Smoke Eaters WIHL 31 2 3.70
1962-63 Canada Nat-Tm
1962-63 Canada WEC-A 7 4 2 1 1 3.29
1963-64 Rossland Warriors WIHL 23 12 9 0 1 3.91 5 2 3 0 0 4.40
1963-64 Canada Olympics 6 4 1 0 1 1.21
1964-65 Rossland Warriors WIHL 41 15 24 2 0 4.68
1964-65 Nelson Maple Leafs Al-Cup 12 7 5 0 2 3.43
1965-66 Rossland Warriors WIHL 24 13 9 0 0 4.52 1 0 1 0 0 5.00
1965-66 Nelson Maple Leafs WIHL 1 0 0 0 0 3.00
1965-66 Canada WEC-A 4 2 2 0 0 2.00
1965-66 Kimberley Dynamiters WIHL 1 0 1 0 0 3.00
1966-67 Rossland Warriors WIHL 33 0 4.79
1966-67 Canada WEC-A 6 3 2 1 0 2.33
1967-68 St. Louis Blues NHL 30 8 10 7 1 2.59 2 0 0 0 4.11
1968-69 Trail Smoke Eaters WIHL 17 1 3.94
1969-70 Spokane Jets WIHL 24 3 2.33 7 7 0 0 1 1.29
1969-70 Spokane Jets Al-Cup 11 9 2 0 2 2.18
1970-71
1971-72
1972-73 Portland Buckaroos WHL 2 0 2 0 0 6.59
1972-73 Spokane Jets WIHL 3 0 4.66
NHL Totals 30 8 10 7 1 2.59 2 0 0 0 4.10


WEC-A All-Star Team (1961, 1966)
Best Goaltender at WEC-A (1961, 1963, 1966)
Olympic Games All-Star Team (1964)
Best Goaltender at Olympic Games (1964)
Shared shutout with Ken Broderick in 1964 Olympics. Canada 8, Switzerland 0, January 8, 1964. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, June 6, 1967. Claimed by Buffalo (AHL) from St. Louis in Reverse Draft, June 13, 1968. Traded to St. Louis by Buffalo (AHL) for cash, June 27, 1968.
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