Wolves land Martins

The Chicago Wolves have signed 10-year National Hockey League veteran Steve Martins.

Last season, Martins shared fifth in the AHL and paced the Binghamton Senators with a career-high 58 assists, and ranked 12th in the league and second on the team with a career-most 80 points. He also shared fifth on the Senators with a career-best 22 goals.

Overall, the native of Gatineau, Que., has racked up 62 goals, 150 assists, 212 points and 281 penalty minutes in 268 career AHL tilts with Binghamton, the Springfield Falcons, Grand Rapids Griffins and Worcester IceCats.

Martins, a member of Chicago’s 1998 Turner Cup (IHL) championship team, has collected 21 goals, 25 assists, 46 points and 142 penalty minutes in 267 career NHL games with the Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues.

He skated in parts of two seasons with the Wolves (1997-98 and 2000-01), collecting 21 goals, 43 assists, 64 points and 122 penalty minutes in 83 regular-season games.