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This Birthday in Buffalo Sports History: Terry Martin

(Born October 25, 1955) -- Terry Martin picked the wrong last name when it came to playing for the Sabres in the late 1970s. He was always going to be the other Martin, compared to Rick. But he was a smart player who had a long professional career.

Terry showed some scoring ability in junior hockey. He had 99 points in 70 games  in 1974-75 there, and that prompted the Sabres to pick him in the third round in 1975.

Martin bounced around a bit in the minors before landing in Buffalo. The winger played 148 games here through 1979.

Then he bounced to Quebec and Toronto the following year. His best season statistically came in 1981-82 with the Leafs, as he scored 25 goals with 24 assists.  Martin also played with Minnesota and Edmonton.

After retirement, Martin landed in Rochester as an assistant coach. From there he became an assistant coach with the Sabres in 1995-96.

--- Budd Bailey


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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.