Martin St. Pierre
|Martin St. Pierre|
August 11, 1983 |
Embrun, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
|KHL Medveščak Zagreb
Khimik Moscow Oblast
HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
EC Red Bull Salzburg
Joseph Louis Martin St. Pierre (born August 11, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently under contract to Croatian club, KHL Medveščak Zagreb of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
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. 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. 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.
On July 1, 2009, St. Pierre signed a one-year contract with the Ottawa Senators. 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 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. 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. In the 2013-14 season, St. Pierre was originally assigned to the Canadiens AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. He remained with the Bulldogs for the majority of the year, playing in a solitary game with the Canadiens in his one recall to the NHL.
|2007–08||Khimik Moscow Oblast||RSL||14||1||6||7||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk||KHL||8||1||1||2||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL||11||3||9||12||18||18||2||10||12||20|
|2014–15||KHL Medveščak Zagreb||KHL||47||10||23||33||40||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and achievements
- 2000–01 OHL Second All-Rookie Team
- 2003–04 OHL Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy
- 2003–04 OHL Third All-Star Team
- 2003–04 OHL Wayne Gretzky Trophy (Guelph Storm)
- 2005–06 AHL All-Rookie Team
- 2006–07 AHL First All-Star Team
- 2007–08 AHL Second All-Star Team
- 2007–08 RSL Pajulahti Cup
- "Bruins acquire Martin St. Pierre". Boston Bruins. 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
- "Bruins recall St. Pierre, Sturm on IR". Boston Bruins. 2008-12-20. Retrieved 2008-12-22.
- "Bruins 5, Penguins 2". Boston Bruins. 2008-12-30. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
- "Bulletin: Senators sign center Martin St. Pierre". Ottawa Senators. 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-03.
- "Changes in the composition of Neftekhimik" (in Russian). HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. 2010-06-06. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
- "Columbus ink St. Pierre, Byers". American Hockey League. 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-07-11.</ref
- "Canadiens sign free agent Martin St. Pierre to one-year contract". Montreal Canadiens. 2013-07-06. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- "Martin St. Pierre to strengthen powerplay" (in Croatian). KHL Medveščak Zagreb. 2014-07-24. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
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