Watch the memorial live here

Rick Martin was not only a family man, but a great part of  Buffalo history.  A public memorial service will be held today at H.S.B.C. Arena.  The doors will open at 10 A.M. and the service will begin at 11 A.M. and go for an hour. Can't go to the service, JACK FM will stream it live on our website. For more information check out WIVB.com. Rick Martin played for the Buffalo Sabres from 1971-1981 and was part of one of the best forward lines of the 1970's known as the "French Connection".  The "French Connection" consisted of Rick Martin, Gilbert Perreault, and Rene Robert. Martin was also known for his will to score, if he crossed the blue line... he found a way.  According to an article in The New York Times, in his rookie year he made an impact immediately by setting the N.H.L. rookie-record, 44 goals in a season. I could go on and on, but just check out these videos and let his skills do the talking.