15 Martin St. Louis
 
About the Jersey
1999-2000 Calgary Flames
Road ProPlayer Air-Knit, Size 52, Set 1, NHL 2000 Patch

Moderate overall wear with great board burns, puck/stick marks. This piece was acquired from Byron's Hockeyland, and is accompanied by a Team LOA signed by General Manager, Craig Button. I saw Martin St. Louis play his first game for the University of Vermont in person, and I leaned over and told my father that "he looked like a miniature Wayne Gretzky." My father replied, "Yeah, but he's too small to play in the NHL." This is one of the rarest of all of his jerseys, and was practically worthless up until a few years ago. In addition to leading his team to a Stanley Cup Championship in 2003-04, Marty also won the Art Ross and Hart Memorial Trophies, both of which almost all former recipients either are, or will be members of the Hall of Fame. Of course, he also led the NHL with 8 shorthanded goals that season making him a highly underrated penalty killer.

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.

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Career Statistics

Right Wing
Born: June 18, 1975 -- Laval, PQ
5-9, 180 lbs.

NHL Totals 463 151 190 341 160 39 20 20 40 16
Career Statistics Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993-94 U. of Vermont 33 15 36 51 24 -- -- -- -- --
1994-95 U. of Vermont 35 23 48 71 36 -- -- -- -- --
1995-96 U. of Vermont 35 29 56 85 38 -- -- -- -- --
1996-97 U. of Vermont 36 24 36 60 65 -- -- -- -- --
1997-98 Cleveland Lumberjacks 56 16 34 50 24 -- -- -- -- --
1997-98 Saint John Flames 25 15 11 26 20 20 5 15 20 16
1998-99 Calgary Flames 13 1 1 2 10 -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Saint John Flames 53 28 34 62 30 7 4 4 8 2
1999-00 Saint John Flames 17 15 11 26 14 -- -- -- -- --
1999-00 Calgary Flames 56 3 15 18 22 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Tampa Bay Lightning 78 18 22 40 12 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning 53 16 19 35 20 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 33 37 70 32 11 7 5 12 0
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 38 56 94 24 23 9 15 24 14
2004-05 Lausanne 23 9 16 25 16 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Tampa Bay Lightning 80 31 30 61 38 5 4 0 4 2
2006-07 Tampa Bay Lightning 19 11 10 21 2 -- -- -- -- --
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NHL Totals 463 151 190 341 160 39 20 20 40 16