Rick Martin, one-third of the great French Connection line in Buffalo, (number 7 in the photo), has died in a one-car accident. He was just 59.
Martin spent three years with the Montreal Junior Canadiens, from 1968 to 1971, where he lit it up as a young star. He, along with mates Gilbert Perreault and Rene Robert, would have looked just excellent in a Habs uniform. (That’s Robert and Perreault with Martin in the photo, along with new Sabres owner Terry Pegula).
Myself, and I’m sure all hockey fans, give heartfelt condolences to the Martin family. He was a great player.