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04-29-2013, 07:18 PM
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I don't have any trust for Ryan Martin's abilities as picking players or building Grand Rapids team roster, or developing talent. He is an business guy, lawyer, cap expert, not a hockey guy at all. Does he have any experience about scouting or picking talent? Picking player potential (+development) is really THE THING to build contenders. Does Martin have that skill? Does somebody else like Joe McDonnell or Håkan Andersson do those pickings for Martin? If not, I really don't like this move. I hope it's just temporary.

Ryan Martin
Assistant General Manager of
Hockey Administration

Martin enters his third season as assistant general manager, hockey administration and his eighth overall as a member of the front office team. Martin is primarily responsible for collective bargaining agreement (CBA) administration and compliance, salary cap management, player contract research and analysis, and salary arbitration preparation. He is also involved extensively in all facets of player contract negotiations, strategic planning and player evaluations at both the professional and amateur levels.

Prior to joining the Red Wings in 2005, Martin practiced law from 1998-99 in Denver, Colorado with the firm of Messner & Reeves, LLC, specializing in corporate, commercial transactional, and taxation law. From 1999-2003, he worked in Denver as an attorney and NHLPA-certified player agent with Kurt Overhardt, PC and KO Sports, Inc., representing professional hockey players in all facets of their careers. From 2003-05, Martin served as the in-house corporate counsel for a group of closely held businesses in Massachusetts and also worked as a part-time scout for the Omaha Lancers (USHL).

A native of Connecticut, Martin graduated from Trinity College in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Legal Studies. He went on to earn a law degree from the University of Denver, College of Law in 1997 and an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Denver, College of Law in 1998.

Ryan and his wife, Candace, reside in suburban Detroit with their daughter, Ava, and son, Cam.

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