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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on July 4th, 2017

George Clarence Martin - Born February 25, 1922 in Waterloo, Ontario – Died September 23, 1980 was a Canadian professional ice Hockey defenceman.

Martin jumped straight from the Junior A Guelph Biltmores to the NHL with the Boston Bruins, playing 13 games in 1941-42. After that season he enlisted in the Canadian military for World War II. He made it back to the NHL with the Bruins for 6 games in 1947.

Although Martin spent the majority of the '46-47 season with the Bruins' AHL farm team the Hershey Bears, 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 the Detroit Red Wings in the summer of 1949 along with Pete Babando, Lloyd Durham and Jimmy Peters for Pete Horeck and Bill Quackenbush. He helped the Red Wings win the 1950 Stanley Cup championship, playing in 10 of 14 playoff contests.

Martin was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks with George Gee, Jimmy McFadden, Max McNab, Jimmy Peters, and Herb Raglan in August 1951. Martin played only 31 games for the Black Hawks before he was traded to the New York Rangers at Christmas 1951. He played only 14 games for the Rangers, and finished the 1951-52 season with the Cincinnati Mohawks of the AHL.

Martin then became captain of the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen senior Hockey team in 1952, winning the Allan Cup as Canada's amateur champions in 1953 and 1955.

With the win in 1955 the Dutchmen represented Canada at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Italy. However Martin was not eligible to play because of his background as a professional.

Clare Martin retired after the 1955 season.

Sourced from mchb - Credited to William D.H. Black.


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