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Joseph Louis Martin St. Pierre (born August 11, 1983) is a Canadian-Kazakhstani professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Martin St. Pierre
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Born (1983-08-11) August 11, 1983 (age 35)
Embrun, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Kunlun Red Star
Chicago Blackhawks
Khimik Moscow Oblast
Boston Bruins
Ottawa Senators
HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Kärpät
EC Red Bull Salzburg
Montreal Canadiens
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
Lausanne HC
Barys Astana
Admiral Vladivostok
National team  Kazakhstan
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present

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Playing careerEdit

As a youth, St. Pierre played in the 1997 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Hawkesbury, Ontario.[1]

Undrafted, St. Pierre was a graduate of the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League, where he won the Wayne Gretzky Trophy in 2004.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

On July 1, 2009, St. Pierre signed a one-year contract with the Ottawa Senators.[5] 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.[citation needed]

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.[6]

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.[7] On July 2, 2012, St. Pierre signed a contract to return with the Blackhawks AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs.[citation needed]

On July 6, 2013, St. Pierre signed a one-year two-way deal as a free agent with the Montreal Canadiens.[8] 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.[citation needed]

On July 24, 2014, St. Pierre returned to Europe, agreeing to a one-year deal with Croatian club, KHL Medveščak Zagreb, of the KHL.[9] He finished the season at Lausanne HC.[citation needed]

On August 9, 2015, St. Pierre signed a contract with KHL club Barys Astana of Kazakhstan. He later accepted naturalised citizenship with Kazakhstan and represented the country at the 2017 IIHF Division I World Championships.[citation needed]

In his third and final season under contract with Astana in 2017–18, St. Pierre was traded by the club to Russian outfit, Admiral Vladivostok in exchange for James Wright on November 24, 2017.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

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
2014–15 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 57 10 23 33 58
2014–15 Lausanne HC NLA 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Barys Astana KHL 55 7 17 24 32
2016–17 Barys Astana KHL 54 11 20 31 22 10 3 3 6 10
2017–18 Barys Astana KHL 30 6 18 24 4
2017–18 Admiral Vladivostok KHL 10 0 4 4 4
2018–19 Kunlun Red Star KHL 27 4 8 12 10
NHL totals 39 3 5 8 12
KHL totals 241 39 91 130 138 10 3 3 6 10

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2017 Kazakhstan WC-D1 19th 5 1 2 3 6
Senior totals 5 1 2 3 6

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
OHL
Second All-Rookie Team 2001
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy 2004
Third All-Star Team 2004
Wayne Gretzky Trophy 2004
AHL
All-Star Game 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013
All-Rookie Team 2006
First All-Star Team 2007
Second All-Star Team 2008

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "Bruins acquire Martin St. Pierre". Boston Bruins. July 24, 2008. Archived from the original on August 24, 2008. Retrieved November 16, 2008.
  3. ^ "Bruins recall St. Pierre, Sturm on IR". Boston Bruins. December 20, 2008. Retrieved December 22, 2008.
  4. ^ "Bruins 5, Penguins 2". Boston Bruins. December 30, 2008. Retrieved January 1, 2009.
  5. ^ "Bulletin: Senators sign center Martin St. Pierre". Ottawa Senators. July 1, 2009. Retrieved July 3, 2009.
  6. ^ "Changes in the composition of Neftekhimik" (in Russian). HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. June 6, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2010.
  7. ^ "Columbus ink St. Pierre, Byers". American Hockey League. July 11, 2011. Retrieved July 11, 2011.</ref
  8. ^ "Canadiens sign free agent Martin St. Pierre to one-year contract". Montreal Canadiens. July 6, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  9. ^ "Martin St. Pierre to strengthen powerplay" (in Croatian). KHL Medveščak Zagreb. July 24, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  10. ^ "Exchange of foreigners with Barys Astana" (in Russian). Admiral Vladivostok. November 24, 2017. Retrieved November 24, 2017.

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