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Martin named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week


Joel Martin of the Kalamazoo Wings is the
CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Oct. 26-Nov. 1. It is the seventh time in his career that he has won the weekly honor, tying him for the most in ECHL history.

The 33-year-old was 2-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and a .952 save percentage in two appearances last week.

Martin tied the ECHL season-high 47 saves in a 4-3 win against Indy on Tuesday and stopped 33 shots in a 3-1 victory over Cincinnati on Friday.

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Martin has appeared in all six games for the K-Wings this season posting a 2-4-0 record with a 3.04 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage.

Martin has appeared in 249 career ECHL games with Kalamazoo, Elmira, Augusta, Trenton and Columbus posting an overall record of 125-93-23 with 10 shutouts, a 2.97 goals-against average and a save percentage of .909. His 125 wins rank 12th in ECHL history. During the 2012-13 season, he set an ECHL record by playing 3,739 minutes while his 63 games played and 2,051 saves are second all-time in a single season in league history.

He has also seen action in 22 career games in the American Hockey League with Cleveland, Norfolk, Syracuse and Bridgeport.

Runners Up: Jeff Lerg, Toledo (1-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .972 save pct.) and Ryan Faragher, Utah (1-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .979 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Shane Owen (Indy), Ty Rimmer (Norfolk), Vitek Vanecek (South Carolina), Brian Foster (Wheeling) and Grant Rollheiser (Wichita).

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