Martin St. Louis  
 

  • Martin is UVM’s all-time leader in assists (176) and points (267). He was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award three times, in 1995, 1996 and 1997.
  • Two of Martin’s teammates from UVM have seen time in the NHL: Tim Thomas, who had a short stint as a goalie for the Bruins in Boston, and Eric Perrin, who played briefly for the Lightning.
  • On January 2, 2003, Martin netted his 20th goal of the season, making him the third-fastest in Lightning history to reach this mark. Chris Kontos holds the team record with 20 goals in 27 games.
  • At the 2003 All-Star Weekend, Martin won the individual puck-control competition and finished second to Marion Gaborik in the fastest skater competition.
  • In the 2002-03 season, Martin became only the third Lightning player to post a plus-minus of +10 or better. The other two were Rob Zamuner (+11, 1995-96) and Bill Houlder (+16, 1996-97).
  • In March of 2004, Martin joined Wayne Gretzky as only the second player in the past 24 years to win NHL Offensive Player of the Month in consecutive months. The Great One achieved the double 11 times in his career.
  • In 2004, Martin became the first U.S. collegiate player to win the Art Ross Trophy. He was also the first undrafted player to win the Hart Trophy.
  • To repair Martin’s broken right fibula, doctors inserted a titanium plate with six screws in his leg.
  • Martin wears jersey #26 in honor of Mats Naslund.
  • Martin met his wife, Heather, at Vermont in 1996. They have a son, Ryan Martin.
  • Martin’s wife, Heather, is 5-9. They have a standing deal—she won’t wear flats.
  • Despite speaking little English when he entered UVM, Martin graduated with a degree in business.


 

 


Hobey Baker sketch


Marion Gaborik, 2004 SPX

 

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