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by @DaveDavisHockey on 03/13/11 at 03:38 PM ET
via The Buffalo News,
Rick Martin, one-third of the most fabled line in Buffalo Sabres history, died today of a heart attack. He was 59.
Martin reportedly had a heart attack while driving in Clarence, a law enforcement officer said on the condition of anonymity.
Martin became etched in local lore as the high-scoring winger on the “French Connection,” skating alongside Gilbert Perreault and Rene Robert as the infant Sabres captured the area’s attention.
Martin helped welcome new Sabres owner Terry Pegula to town late last month, skating onto the ice with Perreault and Robert and shaking Pegula’s hand at center ice as the fans in HSBC Arena cheered.
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