Martin St. Louis (; born June 18, 1975) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger and alternate captain currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). An undrafted player, he began his NHL career with the Calgary Flames in 1998 and has also played for HC Lausanne of the Swiss National League A. St. Louis has been a member of the Lightning since 2000 and was a member of their 2004 Stanley Cup championship team.
St. Louis was a standout player in college for the Vermont Catamounts, earning East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) all-star honours for three consecutive seasons between 1995 and 1997. He was the ECAC player of the year in 1995. As a professional, St. Louis has been named to an NHL All-Star Team on four occasions and played in six All-Star Games. He was voted the recipient of the Lester B. Pearson Award and Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player as chosen by the players and league respectively in 2003–04, also capturing the Art Ross Trophy as the leading scorer with 94 points. St. Louis has twice won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as the league's most gentlemanly player.
Internationally, St. Louis has played with Team Canada on four occasions. He was a member of the team that won the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, and played in the 2006 Winter Olympics. He is a two-time silver medalist at the World Championships and was named a tournament all-star after leading the 2009 event in scoring with 15 points.
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