Kalamazoo’s Joel Martin has announced his retirement

Kalamazoo goaltender Joel Martin stones the Komets' Shawn Szydlowski during at 2015 game. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Wings goaltending ace Joel Martin will become an assistant coach for Nick Bootland. Martin has always been a class act and it seemed he always played his best against the Komets. I always enjoyed talking to him, and I’m glad those opportunities will continue. Plus, the Wings will always have a handy emergency back-up goalie available.

Here’s a story I wrote about him in 2015.

Wings goalie keeps improving with experience

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