| 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
200 lb (91 kg)
|Teams|| Detroit Red Wings|
Minnesota North Stars
|Born|| June 21 1957,|
|Pro Career||1981 – 1996|
Steve Martinson (born June 21, 1957 in Minnetonka, Minnesota) is a retired American professional ice hockey player. He played in 50 NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, and Minnesota North Stars over parts of four seasons.
After playing for the St. Cloud State Huskies the undrafted Martinson turned pro with the Toledo Goaldiggers in 1981. Five years of solid play for Toledo got him a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. However, Martinson never played for the Flyers and just played two seasons for the Hershey Bears.
The Detroit Red Wings signed him in 1987 and gave Martinson his first NHL experience with 10 games in 1987-88. THe following year he signed with the Montreal Canadiens and in 1991 with the Minnesota North Stars. always playing as a NHL part-timer.
Injuries caught up to Martinson and he retired early in the 1994-95 season. He did return for one game in the 1995-96 season.
In the NHL Martinson played in 49 games and scored 2 goals and an assist.
He was coach of the San Diego Gulls of the West Coast Hockey League from 1995 to 2004, winning the league championship in 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, and 2003. Maretinson then coached the Rockford IceHogs of the United Hockey League from 2004 to 2007, winning the championship in 2007. He is currently the coach of the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL.