Martin St. Louis

Martin St. Louis

Canadian professional ice hockey player, right winger
Date of Birth: 18.06.1975
Country: Canada

Content:
  1. Biography of Martin St. Louis
  2. Early Career and College
  3. Professional Career
  4. Contract with Tampa Bay Lightning
  5. Alternate Captain and Continued Success
  6. International Career and Personal Life

Biography of Martin St. Louis

Martin St. Louis is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently serves as an alternate captain for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was born on June 18, 1975, in Laval, Quebec, Canada.

Martin St. Louis

Early Career and College

As an amateur athlete, Martin played hockey at the University of Vermont, where he was teammates with Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas and his current Lightning teammate, Eric Perrin. He was a participant in the NCAA All-Star Game and a three-time finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the best college hockey player of the year. St. Louis ranked second in points (267) and assists (176) in the history of the University of Vermont and third in goals (91) during his collegiate career.

Martin St. Louis

Professional Career

In the second half of the 1997-98 season, Martin played for the Cleveland Lumberjacks in the International Hockey League, despite signing a contract with the Calgary Flames. He was later drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL.

Martin St. Louis

During the 2001-02 season, St. Louis suffered a leg fracture that ended his season prematurely. However, in the following season, he scored 94 points, won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the MVP of his team, and the Lester B. Pearson Award as the league's most valuable player. St. Louis became the first player since Wayne Gretzky and only the seventh in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup, Art Ross Trophy, and Hart Memorial Trophy in a single season.

Contract with Tampa Bay Lightning

In August 2006, Martin signed a six-year contract worth $31.5 million with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He expressed his happiness, stating that the Lightning found a way to keep him in the long term. During the 2006-07 NHL season, he set a personal record with 102 points (43 goals + 59 assists).

Alternate Captain and Continued Success

Before the start of the 2007-08 season, St. Louis was named an alternate captain for the Tampa Bay Lightning due to captain Tim Taylor's extended absence due to injury. He finished the season with 83 points (25 goals + 58 assists), placing second in the team's overall scoring, behind Vincent Lecavalier. In the 2008-2009 season, Martin led the team in goals, assists, points, and games played, accumulating a total of 80 points.

International Career and Personal Life

On the international stage, Martin St. Louis represented Canada in the 2004 World Cup, where the team emerged victorious, and he also participated in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. During the NHL lockout, St. Louis played for the Swiss team Lausanne.

Martin is married to Heather, and together they raise their three sons - Ryan, Lucas, and Mason.

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