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Hubert "Pit" Martin Obituary

"Pit" Martin (Photo by B Bennett/Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
"Pit" Martin (Photo by B Bennett/Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
MONTREAL (AP) - Hubert "Pit" Martin, a four-time NHL All-Star in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 64.

Martin was presumed dead after his snowmobile plunged into an icy lake Sunday, Quebec provincial police said. Divers were trying to recovery his body.

Martin played 1,101 NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks, amassing 809 points from 1963 to 1979.

Martin was part of one of the biggest blockbuster trades in hockey history in 1967 when he and two other players were shipped to Chicago in the deal that made Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield part of a Bruins dynasty.

He won the Masterton Trophy for sportsmanship and perseverance in 1969-70, his first of three 30-goal campaigns. He had a career-high 90 points in 1972-73 with the Blackhawks.


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