Elk River native Paul Martin reflects on his 14 years in NHL

December 05, 2018 01:40 PM

Elk River native and former Gophers defenseman Paul Martin recently announced his retirement after playing 14 years in the NHL.

Our Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson talked with Martin about his run, playing in the high school state tournament, winning titles with the Gophers, playing in the Olympics and more.


***Click the video box above to see the interview with Martin***

Martin played for the Devils, Penguins, and Sharks after being drafted by New Jersey in the second round of the 2000 Draft. He made the playoffs all 14-years, but never won the Stanley Cup.

Martin plans on going back to school to finish his degree, and has some interest in coaching. He has recently been helping the Elk River high school team, and specifically its defensemen.

Martin also is heavily involved with his foundation, Shine a Ligh7.

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