|Martin St. Louis|
| 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
176 lb (80 kg)
| NHL Team|
| New York Rangers|
|Born|| June 18 1975,|
Laval, QC, CAN
|Pro Career||1997 – 2015|
Martin St. Louis (French pronunciation: [maʁtɛ̃ sɛ̃ lwi]; born June 18, 1975) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
St. Louis grew up in Laval, Quebec playing minor hockey and eventually made it onto the AAA Midget Laval Laurentides in 1991-92. After a strong season in Midget, he was signed by the Hawkesbury Hawks Jr.A. hockey club of the Central Junior Hockey League (CJHL) in Ontario. After a strong year with the Hawks (37-50-87 in just 31 games), St. Louis accepted an NCAA scholarship with the University of Vermont.
As an amateur, St. Louis played for the University of Vermont Catamounts on the same team as Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, and on the same line as former Tampa Bay Lightning teammate Éric Perrin. St. Louis was an NCAA All-Star and three-time Hobey Baker Award finalist for college player of the year. He ranks first amongst all Vermont scorers in career points (267) and assists (176), and ranks third in career goals (91).
Despite his impressive numbers with the Catamounts, he was not drafted and accepted a training camp invitation from the Ottawa Senators. He was released from Senators' training camp on September 18, 1997 and eventually signed as a free agent with the Calgary Flames on February 18, 1998. He was immediately assigned to the IHL's Cleveland Lumberjacks, where he spent the remainder of the season and scored 50 points in 56 games. St. Louis was a point-per-game player with the Saint John Flames of the American Hockey League, scoring 114 points in 95 games. When Craig Button was appointed general manager of the Flames in 2000, he released St. Louis who then signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
St. Louis was on pace to have a career year in the 2001–02 when his season ended prematurely due to a broken leg. In 2003–04 he led the NHL in scoring with 94 points. He scored an overtime goal in Game 6 of the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning defeat the Calgary Flames for the Stanley Cup in 7 games. At season's end he won both the Hart Memorial Trophy as the most valuable player to his team and the Lester B. Pearson Award as league MVP voted by his peers. St. Louis became the first player since Wayne Gretzky and only the eighth in NHL history, to win the Art Ross Trophy, the Stanley Cup, and the Hart Memorial Trophy all in one season.
In August 2005, Martin St. Louis signed a six-year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning worth $31.5 million. St. Louis was quoted as saying, "I'm just happy that the Lightning have found a way to keep me long-term. Tampa was always my first choice, I've had so many good things happen to me in Tampa."
St. Louis played for Team Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, where he was part of the team which won the World Cup, and the 2006 Winter Olympics which saw them eliminated by Russia in the quarterfinals after what was considered a disappointing tournament.
At the end of the 2007–08 season, St. Louis finished the season with 25 goals, 58 assists and 83 points, finishing second in team scoring behind teammate Vincent Lecavalier.
St. Louis was named finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy for the 2007–08 season and the 2008-09 season at the NHL Awards show in June. During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, he played for the Swiss team HC Lausanne.
At the end of the 2008–09 season, St. Louis finished the season with 30 goals, 50 assists and 80 points. He led the Tampa Bay Lightning in goals, assists, points, games played, and short handed goals. He was second in plus/minus and power play goals.
St. Louis was awarded the Lady Byng Trophy for the 2009–10 NHL season (and only recorded 12 penalty minutes the entire season). St. Louis beat out Pavel Datsyuk, winner of the previous four Lady Byng Trophies, and former teammate Brad Richards, who won the award for the 2003–04 NHL season playing alongside St. Louis with the Tampa Bay Lightning during their Stanley Cup winning season.
St. Louis was named an assistant captain for team Lidstrom at the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. Martin competed in the fastest skater competition at the all star super skills competition, and also in the Discover Elimination Shoot-out game. The All-Star Game skills competition was won by the opponent team Eric Staal in Raleigh, North Carolina.
- ECAC All-Rookie Team — 1994
- ECAC All-Conference Team — 1994
- ECAC All-Star Team — 1995
- ECAC Player of the Year — 1995
- NCAA East First All-American Team — 1995
- ECAC All-Star Team — 1996
- NCAA East First All-American Team — 1996
- NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team — 1996
- ECAC All-Star Team — 1997
- NCAA East First All-American Team — 1997
- Played in 6 NHL All-Star Games — 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
- Bud Light Plus/Minus Award (Co-winner with Marek Malik) — 2004
- NHL First All-Star RW — 2004
- Art Ross Memorial Trophy — 2004
- Lester B. Pearson Award — 2004
- Hart Memorial Trophy — 2004
- Stanley Cup champion — 2004
- NHL Second All-Star RW — 2007, 2010, 2011
- Lady Byng Memorial Trophy — 2010, 2011
|1991–92||Laval Laurentides Midget AAA||Quebec||42||29||74||103||38||12||7||15||22||16|
|1992–93||Hawkesbury Hawks Jr.A.||CJHL||31||37||50||87||70||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Saint John Flames||AHL||25||15||11||26||20||20||5||15||20||16|
|1998–99||Saint John Flames||AHL||53||28||34||62||30||7||4||4||8||2|
|1999–00||Saint John Flames||AHL||17||15||11||26||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||78||18||22||40||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||53||16||19||35||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||33||37||70||32||11||7||5||12||0|
|2003–04||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||38||56||94||24||23||9||15||24||14|
|2005–06||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||80||31||30||61||38||5||4||0||4||2|
|2006–07||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||43||59||102||28||6||3||5||8||8|
|2007–08||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||25||58||83||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||30||50||80||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||29||65||94||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||31||68||99||12||18||10||10||20||4|
Played for Canada in:
- 2004 World Cup of Hockey (gold medal)
- 2006 Winter Olympics
- 2008 World Championships (silver medal)
- 2009 World Championships (silver medal)
|Senior int'l totals||30||10||22||32||0|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Transaction History, Martin St. Louis. prosportstransactions.com. Retrieved on 2011-04-19.
- ↑ "Lightning winger St. Louis out with broken leg", CBC News, January 24, 2002.
- ↑ Cristodero. Damian (2007). St. Louis to lead as Taylor rehabs. TampaBay.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-17.
- ↑ 
- ↑ Adams, Alan. "Awards night: Nothing small about St. Louis", USA Today, June 11, 2004.
- ↑ http://celebritybabies.people.com/2006/01/23/celeb_births_of/
- ↑ <http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=406106>
|Winner of the Hart Trophy|
| Succeeded by|
|Winner of the Art Ross Trophy|
| Succeeded by|
|Winner of the Lester B. Pearson Award|
| Succeeded by|
Peter Forsberg and Milan Hejduk
|Co-winner of the NHL Plus/Minus Award |
(with Marek Malík)
| Succeeded by|
Wade Redden and Michal Rozsíval
|Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner|
| Succeeded by|
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