Richard Martin is my all-time favourite hockey player. I was fortunate to see almost every game he played in Vancouver, including the ’77 All Star game, in which he was named MVP. I met him once after a game in Vancouver, January 17, 1975. I was 12, I had made a gift for him, he signed an autograph for me and gave me his game stick…which I still have. When he was traded to LA, it never seemed right to me. When he retired early, I felt badly for him and all the fans…and now to learn of his passing, I am shocked and saddened. It has been wonderful, yet not surprising, for me to read of what a wonderful person and role model he continued to be after his playing days were over. He has given so much to so many for so long. My condolences, prayers and thoughts to the entire Martin family, his friends and fans. Richard Martin is a true legend who will be missed.