The renowned former professional ice hockey player, Martin St. Louis is in the headlines as he is facing one of the critical challenges in his career as a coach.
He commented on his team, Montreal Canadiens that the team was in crisis as the players were on the look for home runs and the team was on a major strikeout.
Martin St. Louis: Bio
Martin St. Louis is a retired international hockey player from Canada. He has represented Candanin its national team. He was a part of the team which won the Hockey World Cup of 2004.
In 2009 St. Louis was given the title of Tournament All Star after he had a lead of 15 points. He has won the silver medal two times at the Hockey World Championships.
In the year 2018, he was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
St.Louis has a height of 5 ft and 8 inches and he has a weight of 182 lb. His position in the game is the right wing with a left shot.
The playing career of St. Louis extended over a period of 18 years, starting in 1997 and ending in 2015. He played for the ice hockey teams Tampa Bay Lightning, Calgary Flames, New York Rangers, and Lausanne Hockey Club
As of now, he is the coach of the professional hockey team by the name Montreal Canadiens, competing in the NHL (National Hockey League), the top-ranked professional ice hockey league.
Martin St. Louis: Age And Background
Martin St. Louis is a native of Laval, Quebec, in Canada. Born on 18 June 1975, he is 47 years old. He was born to parents France St. Louis and Normand. He has a sibling, a sister by the name of Isabelle.
He debuted in the game at a young age itself by playing in the 1988 Quebec International Pee Wee Hockey Tournament representing a minor ice hockey team based in Laval, Quebec. He had played in a single season of junior ice hockey as part of the Hawkesbury Hawks of the CJHL (Central Junior Hockey League).
St. Louis graduated college from the University of Vermont in 1997 with an academic degree in small business management.
In college, he was a player for the Vermont Catamounts Men’s Ice Hockey Team that represents the university in NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), and ECAC (East Coast Athletic Conference)
Martin St. Louis: Professional Career
St. Louis was noticed by the National Hockey League in the summer of 1996 after being a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.
St Luis was signed by the professional ice hockey team, Calgary Flames and he stayed with the team from 1998 to 2000. He debuted in the 1998 – 1999 season. He appeared in 13 games representing the team.
In 2000 he signed an agreement with Tampa Bay Lighting and was their player until 2014, a career that spanned for 14 years. St. Luis was the first Lightning player who appeared in three All Star Games.
In the 2006 – 2007 season, he was at the top of the 100-point plateau for the first time ever in his career.
St. Louis signed a deal with the New York Rangers in 2014. He was relieved from the Lightning as per his request. He played with the team for one year during which he suffered the loss of his mother to death.
On July 2015 st. Louis formally announced that he was retiring from professional hockey.
Martin St. Louis: As An Ice Hockey Player
With a height of 5ft and 8 inches, St. Louis was one of the shortest players in the National Hockey League. He is considered as a durable player in his hockey career. He has missed only 7 games in the period between 2002 and 2012.
St Louis was credited with possessing a special attribute of impressive acceleration and hockey sense.
Martin St. Louis: International Career
St. Louis was a player on the Canda Men’s National Ice Hockey Team in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
He was the key player in the game that enabled Canada to become the champions of the World Cup. He has appeared in two World Championships, the first one in 2008, and the second one in 2009.
Martin St. Louis: In the Olympics
In 2006, Martin St. Louis debuted in Olympic Games by playing in the Winter Olympic Tournament.
Later in the 2014 Winter Olympics, he was a member of the Canadian team that won an Olympic Gold Medal. He was selected to the team as a replacement for an injured teammate.
Martin St. Louis: As A Coach
In 2022 June Martin St. Louis signed an agreement with Montreal Canadiens as their permanent head coach. Kater the agreement was extended for three years.
Prior to that, he was named as an interim head coach of the same team. Montreal Canadiens is a Montreal-based professional ice hockey team and a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team competes as a fellow member of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Even before being the interim head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, he was offered coaching positions by other teams.
Martin St. Louis: Records, Awards, And Honors
Martin St. Louis has numerous accolades and honors to his title.
The 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame, 3 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in the category of Most Gentlemanly Player, 4 Second Team All-Star, the 2004 Stanley Cup champion, Hart Memorial Trophy for Most Valuable Player, Lester B. Pearson Award for the Most Outstanding Player As Chosen By The Players are only some of his credits in the NHL.
In his college career, he was the recipient of the ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team, All-NCAA All-Tournament Team, ECAC Player of the Year, 3 AHCA East First-Team All-American, 3 All-ECAC Hockey First Team, and All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team.
Martin St. Louis has international accolades: the 2014 Men’s Hockey Olympic Gold Medal, the 2009 World Championships All Star Forward, and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey Champion.
Martin St. Louis: Personal Life
Martin St. Louis is married to Heather Anne Caragol. The two of them met back in college when they were both attendees at the University of Vermont.
His family consists of his wife and three children, three sons named as Ryan, Lucas, and Mason. The couple owns a holiday season home in Greenwich, Connecticut, the native land of his wife.
Martin St. Louis: Net Worth
Martin St. Louis is one of the richest ice hockey players so the National Hockey League. As of the latest reports, he has an NHL net worth that is estimated at more than 50 million US Dollars.
When he was in the middle of his college career, he received multiple offers from a professional team to leave the college and turn professional.
The signing bonuses offered were up to 150, 000 US Dollars. Although he had chosen to stay back and complete the final year of college eligibility.
When leaving college after his final year he had 267 points, the all-time leading scorer of the university. He played in Jersey number 8 for the university which was retired by the university in 2016 in recognition of him.