Apr 21, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) and right wing Martin St. Louis (26) talk during the third period against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Martin St. Louis Underdog of the Week

Martin St. Louis has been playing great his whole career. I for one have been a fan of him for as long as I can remember. The way he passes the puck gracefully has astounded me, and he can score just as well. During his 48-game season, he scored

17 goals and registered 43 assists to rally a total of 60 points, winning the Art Ross Trophy, finishing three points over teammate Steven Stamkos. He was also 28th in goals this season, and obviously first in assists.

Sadly, St. Louis’ amazing numbers didn’t put the Tampa Bay Lightning into the playoffs. I would have liked to watch them take on the Stanley Cup again. But, it hasn’t ruined his season. At the age of 37, he is the youngest recipient of the Art Ross Trophy. He hasn’t won the trophy since the 2003-04 season with a total of 94 points at the age of 28. This was the year they won the Stanley Cup under Coach John Tortorella.

His career has been filled with great numbers. In his 979 games played, he has scored 340 goals and 572 points playing with two teams. He started with the Calgary Flames. He played two seasons on the Flames. Two years on the Flames, he was sent to the AHL Saint John Flames. When he was added to the Tampa Bay Lightning roster before the 2000-01 season, he had a spark. He only had 40 points, which dropped to 35 the season after. Since his second season as a Bolt he hasn’t registered less than 60 points a season. He has been a strong backbone for the team. Honestly, I wish he would wear the “C” on his chest.

Martin St. Louis is the Underdog of the Week. He has shown this season that age doesn’t matter. He knows what he has accomplished will be looked up to for many years to come. He did real good this season, and I hope he realizes that he is one of the greatest players in the NHL right now over the age of 35. Congrats on the Art Ross Trophy Marty, I hope you do it again next year!

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