Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Martin St. Louis
Born in Laval, Quebec, Martin St. Louis was a top offensive performer for four years at the University of Vermont. During his senior year in 1996-97 he led the ECAC with 36 assists in as many games. St. Louis was placed on the Conference First All-Star team and named an NCAA East First Team All-American three times and was voted on to the NCAA Championship Tournament All-Star team in 1996. After graduating the three-time Hobey Baker finalist was undrafted and unsigned and opted to join the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the IHL.

St. Louis enjoyed a fine rookie pro season which was capped by signing a contract with the Calgary Flames midway through the schedule. Over the next two years he apprenticed with the AHL's Saint John Flames and saw action as a role player in Calgary. In July 2000 St. Louis signed with Tampa Bay and enjoyed a solid 18-goal season in his first year with the club. The Laval native was on his way to a career year offensively in 2001-02 before suffering a broken leg that ended his season.

A highly skilled and energetic player St. Louis returned in 2002-03, quickly establishing himself as one of the biggest surprises of the NHL season scoring a career high 33 goals and 70 points while making his All-Star Game debut and leading the Lightning to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in team history.

Coming off a career year in 2002-03, St. Louis continued his strong play in 2003-04. The former UVM Catamount bettered his previous year totals, leading not only his team but the NHL in scoring with 94 points and by doing so captured his first Art Ross and becoming the first collegiate player to lead the league in scoring. St. Louis finished tied for second in the Maurice Richard goal scoring race with 38 goals and finished tied for first in assists with 56 while leading the Lightning to first place in the South East Division.

St. Louis continued his strong play in the post season, finishing second in playoff scoring with 24 points (9-15-24) while helping the Tampa Bay Lightning capture their first Stanley Cup title, with a hard fought seven game series win over the Calgary Flames. Coming off a Stanley Cup win, St. Louis ended his NHL season by winning the Lester B. Pearson award, as the league's top player, as voted by his peers, as well as the Hart Trophy as the league's Most Valuable Player.

Following his unforgettable season with the Lightning, St. Louis helped Team Canada capture the World Cup of Hockey in the summer of 2004. In 2005-06, following St. Louis' career year with the Lightning the crafty forward was selected to compete for Team Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics where, despite his best efforts, he would return to Tampa Bay without a medal. Two years later, St. Louis would represent his homeland once again, this time at the World Championships. Despite his best efforts however, St. Louis and Team Canada would earn only a silver medal.

Prior to his appearance in the World Championships, St. Louis was the only Lightning player to appear in all 82 games and the former league MVP averaged 24:17 in ice time per game, leading all NHL forwards.

After breaking Pavel Datsyuk's four-year stranglehold on the award in 2009-10, St. Louis began a streak of his own in 2010-11, by repeating as the Lady Byng award winner. Registering 31 goals and 68 assists for 99 points, the Lightning winger incurred only 12 minutes in penalties.

During the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season St.Louis would once again sit atop the NHL scoring race. In 48 games he recorded 17 goals and a league-best 43 assists en route to capturing his second Art Ross Trophy.

In 2014, after originally being left off the Canadian Olympic roster, St.Louis was called upon to replace the injured Steven Stamkos at the Olympic Winter Games being held in Sochi, Russia. St.Louis proved to be a solid, reliable and effective player for the Canadians, helping them to the country's second consecutive gold medal victory.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Laval-Laurentides QAAA 42 29 74 103 38 12 7 15 22 16
1992-93 Hawkesbury Hawks ON-Jr.A 31 37 50 87 70
1993-94 University of Vermont ECAC 33 15 36 51 24
1994-95 University of Vermont ECAC 35 23 48 71 36
1995-96 University of Vermont ECAC 35 29 56 85 38
1996-97 University of Vermont ECAC 36 24 36 60 65
1997-98 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 56 16 34 50 24
1997-98 Saint John Flames AHL 25 15 11 26 20 20 5 15 20 16
1998-99 Calgary Flames NHL 13 1 1 2 10 -2
1998-99 Saint John Flames AHL 53 28 34 62 30 7 4 4 8 2
1999-00 Calgary Flames NHL 56 3 15 18 22 -5
1999-00 Saint John Flames AHL 17 15 11 26 14 +5
2000-01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 78 18 22 40 12 -4
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 53 16 19 35 20 +4
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 33 37 70 32 +10 11 7 5 12 0
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 38 56 94 24 +35 23 9 15 24 14
2004-05 Canada W-Cup 6 2 2 4 0 +1
2004-05 Lausanne HC Swiss 23 9 16 25 16
2005-06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 80 31 30 61 38 -3 5 4 0 4 2
2005-06 Canada Olympics 6 2 1 3 0 +2
2006-07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 43 59 102 28 +7 6 3 5 8 8
2007-08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 25 58 83 26 -23
2007-08 Canada WC-A 9 2 8 10 0 +4
2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 30 50 80 14 +4
2008-09 Canada WC-A 9 4 11 15 2 +8
2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 29 65 94 12 -8
2010-11 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 31 68 99 12 0 18 10 10 20 4
2011-12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 77 25 49 74 16 -3
2012-13 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 48 17 43 60 14 0
2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 62 29 32 61 6 +12
2013-14 Canada Olympics 5 0 0 0 2 +2
2013-14 New York Rangers NHL 19 1 7 8 4 +1 25 8 7 15 2
NHL Totals 1060 370 611 981 290 88 41 42 83 30


ECAC First All-Star Team (1995, 1996, 1997)
ECAC Player of the Year (1995)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1995, 1996, 1997)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1996) NHL First All-Star Team (2004)
Art Ross Trophy (2004, 2013)
Lester B. Pearson Award (2004)
Hart Memorial Trophy (2004) NHL Second All-Star Team (2007, 2010, 2011, 2013) Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (2010, 2011, 2013) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
Signed as a free agent by Calgary, February 19, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 31, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Lausanne (Swiss), November 4, 2004. Traded to NY Rangers by Florida for Ryan Callahan, NY Rangers' 1st round choice (later traded to NY Islanders - NY Islanders selected Joshua Ho-Sang) in 2014 Entry Draft and NY Rangers' 1st round choice in 2015 Entry Draft, March 5, 2014.