Martin, 65, has spent over 35 years coaching at the NHL level, serving as head coach with the St. Louis Blues (1986-88), Ottawa Senators (1996-2004), Florida Panthers (2004-09), Montreal Canadiens (2009-12) and as an assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks (1988-90), Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche (1990-96), Pittsburgh Penguins (2013-2020) and the New York Rangers (2020-2021). Martin also worked a dual role as general manager of the Florida Panthers from 2006-09.
During his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Jacques Martin won back to back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017.
Martin 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. He has also won a gold medal at both the 2004 World Cup as Associate Coach and 2007 World Championships as an Assistant General Manager in Moscow.
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).
Martin’s NHL head coaching resume includes 1,294 games, 613 wins and 12 playoff appearances in 17 seasons.
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.
Jacques has two daughters, a granddaughter and 3 grandsons.