Here is the story of the 27-year old defenseman, who wears the number 27 on his jersey, and how he got to the Stanley Cup.
Alec Martinez is a native of Rochester Hills, MI, United States but he spent his early years playing hockey in Northern California for the Santa Clara Blackhawks and San Jose Jr. Sharks. He earned four varsity letters at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills.
He played college hockey while attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. From 2004-05 he spent with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders-USHL. From 2005 to 2008 he played for the Miami University RedHawks-CCHA.
From 2008-2012 he alternated between the Manchester Monarchs and the Kings. In 2012 he earned his and the club’s first Stanley Cup.
He spent the beginning of the 2012-13 season, when there was the lockout, with the TPS Turku-Finland and Allen Americans-CHL.
In the 2013-14 season he played 61 games, totaling 11 goals and 11 assists, a plus-17 rating, 14 penalty minutes and three power play goals. He stepped in when Matt Greene, Willie Mitchell and Robyn Regehr were out due to injuries.
Martinez was key in the post season. He played 26 games, totaling five goals and assists, a plus-1 rating 12 penalty minutes, two power play goals, and four game winning goals. One of the game winning goals led the Kings from the Western Conference Final to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the other led the Kings from the Stanley Cup Final to the 2014 Stanley Cup Champions.
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