After long journey, Canucks' Martin is finally a winning goalie in the NHL

2022-01-28 9:23:00 AM

Nine years since the Colorado Avalanche drafted him in the third round, Spencer Martin is a winning goalie in the NHL stopping 33 of 34 shots in his third game in seven nights and picked up his first NHL win in a 5-1 Vancouver victory.

It was J.T. Miller’s night. But it has been Spencer Martin’s week. Nine years since the Avalanche drafted him in the third round, Martin is finally a winning goalie in the NHL after leading the Canucks past the Jets. (By imacSportsnet)

Nine years since the Colorado Avalanche drafted him in the third round, Spencer Martin is a winning goalie in the NHL stopping 33 of 34 shots in his third game in seven nights and picked up his first NHL win in a 5-1 Vancouver victory.

TheTampa Bay Lightninggave Martin to the Canucks last summer for “future considerations” when minor-league GM and player-development director Ryan Johnson figured it would be a good idea to have a third goalie in the American Hockey League amid the ongoing pandemic.

Martin embraced technical changes brought in by Canuck goalie guru Ian Clark and minor-league instructor Curtis Sanford, climbed past younger prospects Mike DiPietro and Arturs Silovs in Abbotsford and was ready when he got a chance in the NHL for the first time since three appearances for Colorado in 2016-17.

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