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Seth Martin

A photo of Seth Martin.

Seth Martin (born May 4, 1933 in Rossland, British Columbia, Canada ) is a retired ice hockey player. He played professionally for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. He was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 1997.

He played junior for the Lethbridge Native Sons and then joined the senior Trail Smoke Eaters of the Western International Hockey League (WIHL) in 1953. He would spend virtually his entire career in the WIHL.

Martin won the Allan Cup in 1962 with Trail and 1970 with the Spokane Jets.

Seth Martin helped the Trail Smoke Eaters win the 1961 World Championship as the last amateur team to win the World Championships from Canada. He then played for Trail when they again represented Canada at the 1963 World Championship. In 1964 Martin played with the Canadian National Team when they played in the 1964 Olympics. He also played in the 1966 and 1967 World Championships. In 1961, 1963, 1964, and 1966 he was named the Best Goaltender.

Martin then turned pro with the St. Louis Blues in 1967–1968 where they made it to the Stanley Cup Finals but lost in four straight to the Montreal Canadiens.

After this one season in the pros, Martin retired. He did return in 1972-73 to play a few games in Portland, Oregon and Spokane.

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