Possible Very Sad News
- This just came out.
Four-time All-Star Hubert "Pit" Martin feared dead
MONTREAL (TICKER) -Hubert "Pit" Martin, a four-time NHL All-Star in the 1960s and '70s, is feared dead as a result of a snowmobile accident, police told PA SportsTicker on Monday.
Marie-Josee Ouellet, a spokeswoman for the Quebec provincial police, said Martin, 64, was driving his vehicle on a lake in northwestern Quebec when the ice cracked and he plunged into the water.
A team of divers will attempt to retrieve Martin's body on Monday.
Martin, who was set to turn 65 next week, played in 1,101 games with the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks from 1963-79, registering 324 goals and 809 points. He was an All-Star in each campaign from 1971-74.
In 1967, Martin was part of one of the most lopsided trades in league history, when he was shipped from Boston to Chicago in a deal that sent Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield to Boston.
The trade marked a turning point for the Bruins, who won Stanley Cups in 1969-70 and 1971-72.
Martin enjoyed his best season with the Blackhawks in 1972-73, collecting a career-high 90 points (29 goals, 61 assists).
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