Mayor of Buffalo's Statement on Rick Martin

March 14, 2011 Updated Mar 14, 2011 at 5:09 PM EDT

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Mayor of Buffalo's Statement on Rick Martin

March 14, 2011 Updated Mar 14, 2011 at 5:09 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW)
Here's a statement from the Mayor of Buffalo regarding the passing of Rick Martin:

Richard Martin was one of the greatest hockey players that the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Sabres ever witnessed. He is celebrated not only for his talent, but the positive attitude, sense of humor and powerful presence that truly made him a legend.
My Administration is particularly appreciative of Rick’s involvement with the Buffalo Police Athletic League. We are grateful for his dedication to his community, and recognize his leadership on and off the ice.
Many Buffalo residents have grown up with Rick and the renowned “French Connection.” We will remember his success as a Sabre and Western New Yorker. I send my deepest condolences to Rick’s wife, his two sons and his Buffalo Sabres family.