Martin St. Pierre

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Martin St. Pierre
Martin St. Pierre.jpg
Born (1983-08-11) August 11, 1983 (age 30)
Embrun, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
Chicago Blackhawks
Khimik Moscow Oblast
Boston Bruins
Ottawa Senators
HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Kärpät
EC Red Bull Salzburg
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present

Martin St. Pierre (born August 11, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently under contract to the Montreal Canadiens organization of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, St. Pierre was a graduate of the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League, where he won the Wayne Gretzky Trophy in 2004. St. Pierre then played his first professional season in 2004–05 with the Greenville Grrrowl of the ECHL and the Edmonton Roadrunners of the AHL.

On November 3, 2005, Martin was signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks and was assigned to the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL. He made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks in the 2005–06 season. St. Pierre spent the majority of the next two seasons in the AHL with the Admirals and the Rockford IceHogs. He also had a brief spell in the Russian Super League prior to the 2007–08 season with Khimik Moscow Oblast.

After appearing in only 21 games with the Blackhawks through parts of 3 seasons, St. Pierre was traded to the Boston Bruins for Pascal Pelletier on July 24, 2008.[1] St. Pierre was then assigned to the Bruins affiliate, the Providence Bruins. On December 20, 2008, Martin received his first call-up to the Bruins.[2] He played his first game for Boston, recording an assist, in a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on December 21, 2008. On December 30, 2008 St. Pierre scored his first Bruins goal, in a 5-2 Bruins road win over the Pittsburgh Penguins as a shorthanded goal.[3]

On July 1, 2009, St. Pierre signed a one-year contract with the Ottawa Senators.[4] He was assigned to the Binghamton Senators. He was called up to Ottawa and played his first game for Ottawa against the Florida Panthers on January 9, 2010.

On June 6, 2010, St. Pierre left the NHL for Europe signing a one-year contract with Russian team, HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, of the KHL.[5]

On July 11, 2011, St. Pierre signed a one-year contract with the Blue Jackets He was assigned to the Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, where he would spend the remainder of the season, playing in 73 games and leading the team in points, recording 11 goals and 53 assists.[6] On July 2, 2012, St. Pierre signed a contract to return with the Blackhawks AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs.

On July 6, 2013, St. Pierre regained a NHL contract as a free agent, signing a one-year two-way deal with the Montreal Canadiens.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Guelph Storm OHL 68 20 49 69 40 4 0 0 0 4
2001–02 Guelph Storm OHL 66 32 53 85 68 9 3 9 12 12
2002–03 Guelph Storm OHL 55 11 45 56 74 11 5 11 16 4
2003–04 Guelph Storm OHL 68 45 65 110 95 22 8 27 35 20
2004–05 Greenville Grrrowl ECHL 45 14 39 53 55 7 2 5 7 6
2004–05 Edmonton Roadrunners AHL 18 4 3 7 8
2005–06 Norfolk Admirals AHL 77 23 50 73 98 4 0 3 3 2
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 65 27 72 99 100 6 0 1 1 6
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 14 1 3 4 8
2007–08 Khimik Moscow Oblast RSL 14 1 6 7 16
2007–08 Rockford IceHogs AHL 69 21 67 88 80 12 2 12 14 12
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Providence Bruins AHL 61 15 51 66 58 16 5 11 16 26
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 14 2 2 4 4
2009–10 Binghamton Senators AHL 77 24 48 72 50
2009–10 Ottawa Senators NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2010–11 HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 8 1 1 2 8
2010–11 Kärpät SM-l 27 8 6 14 6
2010–11 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 11 3 9 12 18 18 2 10 12 20
2011–12 Springfield Falcons AHL 73 11 53 64 56
2012–13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 76 26 33 59 59
2013–14 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 71 10 38 48 48
2013–14 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 39 3 5 8 12

Awards and achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bruins acquire Martin St. Pierre". Boston Bruins. 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  2. ^ "Bruins recall St. Pierre, Sturm on IR". Boston Bruins. 2008-12-20. Retrieved 2008-12-22. 
  3. ^ "Bruins 5, Penguins 2". Boston Bruins. 2008-12-30. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  4. ^ "Bulletin: Senators sign center Martin St. Pierre". Ottawa Senators. 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  5. ^ "Changes in the composition of Neftekhimik" (in Russian). HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. 2010-06-06. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  6. ^ "Columbus ink St. Pierre, Byers". American Hockey League. 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-07-11. </ref
  7. ^ "Canadiens sign free agent Martin St. Pierre to one-year contract". Montreal Canadiens. 2013-07-06. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 

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