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Video: Rick Martin memorial service

(James P. McCoy / Buffalo News)

Family, friends and former teammates of Rick Martin remembered and honored him during a public memorial service today in HSBC Arena.

Watch clips of the various speakers below, and keep checking back as more videos will be uploaded throughout the day.

Ian McPherson, friend and golfing buddy

Rick Jeanneret

John Vogl, Mike Harrington and Bob DiCesare recap the event

Jumbotron segment with players, coaches, coworkers and friends

Gilbert Perreault

Rene Robert

Brother Robert Martin

Son Corey Martin

Danny Gare


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