Foster Hewitt Memorial Award winner (1991) - Hockey Hall of Fame
Radio Broadcaster Detroit Red Wings (1964 – 1995)
Bruce Martyn was born in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan and graduated from Lake Superior State University. He started his broadcasting career in 1950 by broadcasting the Soo Indians of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association. In 1953 he moved to Detroit and worked on a variety of radio assignments including his weekly syndicated radio show called, This Week in Michigan as well as work with Michigan State football, the Detroit Lions and Detroit Pistons. In 1964, he started broadcasting Detroit Red Wing games and remained there until his retirement in 1995. He came back to broadcast the third period of the Red Wings Stanley Cup clinching game in 1997 and called McCarty's game winning goal. Bruce Martyn was presented with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for broadcasting by the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991 and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.