Frank St. Marseille

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Frank St. Marseille
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St. Marseille as a member of the St. Louis Blues in 1971
Born (1939-12-14) December 14, 1939 (age 76)
Levack, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for St. Louis Blues
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1967–1977

Joseph Francis Leo St. Marseille (born December 14, 1939) is a Canadian retired ice hockey forward who played in the NHL from 1967 to 1977.

After not being drafted and playing for a number of years with the IHL Port Huron Flags, NHL expansion provided St. Marseille an opportunity as he was signed by the St. Louis Blues. Known as a defensive-minded forward, St. Marseille often played on checking lines that were assigned to play against the opponent's top scoring line. Despite this, he still averaged 16 goals per season during a 5-year stretch with St. Louis that saw the Blues reach 3 straight Stanley Cup finals. He also played on both the penalty killing and power play units for the Blues, and he had a plus/minus rating of +37 during that 5-year period. In 62 playoff games with the Blues, St. Marseille tallied 19 goals and 24 assists.

Midway through the 1972–73 season, St. Marseille was traded to the Los Angeles Kings, where he played the final 4 1/2 years of his career. St. Marseille continued his defensive forward and penalty killing roles with the Kings, but no longer played on the power play. He scored 54 goals in his tenure with the Kings, and the club made the playoffs in each of his final 4 seasons with them.

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