Jacques Martin Special Assistant to the Head Coach
Jacques Martin is in his second season on the Penguins staff after being hired on August 9, 2013.
Martin, 61, has spent nearly 30 years coaching at the NHL level, serving as head coach with St. Louis (1986-88), Ottawa (1995-2004), Florida (2005-08) and Montreal (2009-12) and as an assistant coach with Chicago (1988-90) and Quebec/Colorado (1990-95).
Martin also served as associate coach for two Canadian Olympic teams in 2002 and 2006. He helped lead the 2002 squad to a gold medal in Salt Lake City.
Martin, a St-Pascal, Ontario native, was a Jack Adams Award recipient as NHL Coach of the Year with Ottawa in 1998-99, and was a finalist on three other occasions (1996-97; 2000-01; 2002-03).
Also as head coach of the Florida Panthers, Martin worked a dual role as general manager from 2006-08.
Martin’s NHL head coaching resume includes 1,294 games, 613 wins and 12 playoff appearances in 17 seasons. He ranks 10th all-time in wins and seventh all-time in games coached in NHL history.
Before becoming an NHL coach, Martin spent three seasons coaching in the Ontario Hockey League – two as an assistant with Peterborough (1983-85) and one as head coach with Guelph (1985-86). He led Guelph to the Memorial Cup championship during his lone season and earned OHL Coach of the Year.
Martin played college hockey at St. Lawrence University as a goaltender.