AHL First All-Star Team (1955) Les Cunningham Award (AHL MVP) (1955)
Traded to Montreal by Boston for Hal Laycoe, February 14, 1951. Claimed by Syracuse (AHL) from Montreal (Victoria - WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 14, 1954. Transferred to Springfield (AHL) after Syracuse (AHL) franchise relocated, September, 1954. Claimed by NY Rangers from Springfield (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, May 31, 1955. Drowned in Lake Haliburton, August 8, 1955.
I mean, hockey had to change the rules because of Marty, and that's impressive. I got two Stanley Cup rings because of the guy. Look at the banners of [Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko] and Marty is right up there when you think about the New Jersey Devils; he was part of the core group and he'll go down as one of the greatest goalies ever.
— New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez on former teammate Martin Brodeur, who will announce his retirement Thursday