Martin played defense for the Chatham Township Gladiators from 1979 to 1982 where he scored 18 goals and 68 assists and was the Captain for his junior and senior years. During his time, the Gladiators were 76 and 25 and won the Mennen Cup twice.
Martin was a four-time NJ Star-Ledger all-state defenseman, NJ Daily Record all-area defenseman, Morris County Secondary Schools Ice Hockey League (MCSSIHL) defenseman, and was named to the 35th year anniversary MCSSIHL allstar team. In his senior year, Martin received the MCSSIHL Otto Haas award for sportsmanship, the Brill Memorial MVP Award, and the Gladiator Club Most Outstanding High School Athlete. Martin was a member of the 1979 Gladiators (NJHHOF 2016). His brother, Dave, was inducted into The NJ HS Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012. After graduating, Martin played for McGill University.