1922 - 1980 (58 years)
||Clayton Martin, b. 10 Sep 1893, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Gertrude Anna Woelfle, b. 3 Feb 1897, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- George Clare Martin (February 25, 1922 - September 23, 1980) was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman in the NHL. He was born in Waterloo, Ontario.
Martin's career began with the Boston Bruins in 1941-42 NHL season. After that season he enlisted in the Canadian military for World War II. He made it back to the NHL with the Bruins in 1947. He got his first taste on playoff experience that season. He played one more season with the Bruins in 1948. In 1949 he played for the Hershey Bears of the AHL.
Clare 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. He played the 1951 season for the Red Wings before being traded to the Chicago Black Hawks with George Gee, Jim McFadden, Max McNab, Jimmy Peters and Clare Raglan in what amounted to an opportunity to shore up a Chicago franchise that was on the decline. He 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 Blueshirts. He finished the 1952 season with the Cincinnati Mohawks of the AHL. He played 3 seasons of Senior hockey with the Kitchener Dutchmen helping them win the 1953 Allan Cup before retiring from hockey.
Clare played professional hockey rising from the Siskens in Waterloo. Clare was with the Detroit Red Wings in 1949-50 when they won the Stanley Cup. After the NHL Clare played with the local Senior team - the Kitchener Dutchmen. They won the Allen Cup with Clare as Captain. As district sales manager with Molson's Brewery, Clare helped with the initial years of KW Octoberfest. Eugene played professional hockey in the AHL. 2a
Email Clare Martin 2012
Former NHL star Clare Martin dies By Record Staff Writer
LONDON, Ont. - Clare Martin, who played defence for four National Hockey League teams, died of cancer at the University Hospital here today. He was 58.
Martin, district sales manager for Molson Breweries, had moved to London from Waterloo about seven years ago. He started his hockey career with the Waterloo Siskins. After six seasons he played for the Guelph Biltmores junior A team in 1940-41. Martin played only one season of junior A and the following winter he had a tryout with the Hershey Bears of the American League but wound up playing for Boston Olympics. The Olympics were an amateur farm team of the Boston Bruins. He spent one season there along with four other Canadians. Near the end of the schedule, the five joined the Bruins. For the next three years, until 1945, Martin served in the armed forces during the Second World War. He rejoined the Olympics in 1945 and helped them win the Eastern amateur crown. Martin joined the Hershey Bears for the 1946 campaign and was recalled by the Boston Bruins near playoff time. He spent the next two full seasons with the Bruins before being sold to the Detroid Red Wings. Martin spent the' next three seasons with three NHL; teams. He was with Detroit, the New York Rangers and finally the Chicago Black Hawks. In 1952-53 Martin joined the K-W Dutchmen and helped them win the Allan Cup. He played three seasons with the K-W club before retiring. The team won the cup again in 1954-55 and went to the Olympics at Cortina, Italy, the next year. But Martin was not eligible since former pros were not allowed to play in world competition during Olympic years. He also played baseball and was with several Waterloo Inter-County Surviving are his wife, one daughter, two sons, and one sister. The funeral will be conducted in London on Thursday.3a
3aLondon Free-Press 24 Sep 1980