|BIRTHPLACE:||Laval, QC, CAN|
|2008-09: Leads the team in goals with 30, points with 80 and assists with 50 ... Leads the team in takeaways with 73 ... Has 30 or more goals for this 5th time in his career and in 5 of the last 6, and he has 80 points or more in each of the previous 3 seasons.
Season Highs: G:2(4x,last-3/1 at CGY) A:3(3x,last-2/12 vs. TOR) P: 4(2x,last 2/12 vs. TOR)
TOI: 26:39(3/17 vs. TOR) +/-: +4(12/27 vs. FLA) SOG: 9(2x,last-3/27 at WSH)
Hits: 3(12/10 at BUF) Blkd Shts: 2(12x,last-4/9 vs. WSH)
Shootout Statistics: Career: 5-21 (.238) - 2008-09: 1-5 (.200)
Was named to the NHL’s postseason Second All-Star Team … Set career highs with 43 goals, 59 assists and 102 points … Tied the franchise record with 7 GWG during the year … 59 assists were the most in franchise history by a right wing … Established a career-high 14 PPG … reached the 40-goal plateau for the 1st time in his career 3/22 vs. NJ … Tied Fredrik Modin for 6th on the franchise games played list with 445 3/10 at CGY … Tied the franchise record for road points in a season with his 47th 2/22 at ATL … Played in his 500th career game 2/9 at NYR … Scored the 1st goal in franchise history during the All-Star Game … Was selected to represent the Eastern Conference for a franchise record 3rd time … Had his career high 10-game assist streak snapped 1/18 at NJ … Scored his 1st career shootout goal, the game-winner, 1/7 at PIT … Tied Brian Bradley for 3rd on the franchise assist list with his 189th 1/2 at MTL … Had his career-best-tying 5-game goal streak snapped 12/23 vs. NYR … Set career highs with 4 assists and 5 points in a game 12/7 vs. ATL … Played in his 400th game with Tampa Bay 11/28 vs. WSH, the 9th player to reach the milestone with the Lightning … Was named 1st star of the week of the period ending 11/26/06 after leading all NHL scorers for the week (4-5-9) … Broke his own franchise record for fastest 3 goals as he scored a hat trick in 6:17 during the 2nd period 10/26 vs. CAR, the second time in franchise history a player scored 3 goals in a period … It was his fourth career hat trick and his third against CAR.
2007 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Tied the franchise record for highest plus/minus rating in a series with a plus-6 … Had a multi-point game in 3 of the 6 games during the series … Had a goal and an assist and led the team with 32:36 of ice time in Game 4 vs. NJ … Tied the franchise record for points and assists in a game with 3 and was a plus-2 in Game 3 vs. NJ … Scored a PPG and added an assist with a plus-2 rating while logging 28:07 of ice time in Game 1.
2005-06: Scored his 7th game winner of the season (OT) to tie his own record from 2003-04 and recorded an assist as he recorded his 299th and 300th points with the Lightning 4/15 vs. CAR ... Moved into a tie with Dave Andreychuk for 2nd on the all-time Lightning power play goals list with the 38th of his career 4/11 vs. ATL ... Netted his 20th goal of the season, his 3rd consecutive 20-goal season, 3/13 at MTL ... Had a 4-game goal streak 11/30-12/10 and a 6-game point streak 11/25-12/10 (5-4-9) … Had two assists, including his 250th point with the Lightning, 11/3 at OTT … 2006 Playoffs: Scored a goal in 3 consecutive games in Games 2, 3 and 4 (4-0-4), including scoring 2 goals in Game 2 … Skated more than 20 minutes of ice time in all games during the series … Scored the Lightning's 1st goal of the game and had 4 shots on goal in Game 3 … 2006 Olympics: Scored 2 goals and added 1 assist in 6 games ... Finished tied for the team lead in goals ... Scored 1 goal with the man advantage. 2004-05: Played in 23 games with Lausanne of the Swiss league and scored 9 goals while adding 16 assists and 16 PIM … Ranked 5th on the team in points, 3rd in goals and 4th in assists. 2003-04: Scored 2 goals and 2 assists for 4 points in the World Cup of Hockey as Canada won the tournament … 1 goal came on the power play as Canada won the tournament … Appeared in all 82 games with 38-56-94, a career best at the time … Was awarded the Hart Trophy, the Art Ross Trophy, Lester B. Pearson Award, and the Bud Light Plus/Minus Award … Was selected to Team Canada for the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, his 1st time appearing in the World Cup … Led the Lightning in goals, assists, points, plus/minus, SHG, GWG, and led all Lightning forwards in ice time … Finished 1st in the NHL in points, plus/minus, and SHG, tied for 1st in assists and 4th in goals … Scored his team record 8th SHG and team record 7th GWG of the season 4/1 vs. FLA ... Had 2 assists 3/29 vs. OTT to tie Chris Gratton for 3rd on the all-time Lightning points list (236) and surpass Roman Hamrlik for 5th in all-time Lightning assists ... Recorded 2 assists extending a point streak to 13 games and tying the franchise record for longest point streak (Brian Bradley, 1992-93) ... Added 1 assist 2/20 @ BUF and tied Rob Zamuner for 6th in Lightning history ... Netted his 100th career goal, his 29th of the season 2/17 vs. PHI ... Scored the GWG while short handed 2/14 vs. FLA, tying the record for most SHG in franchise history (14, Rob Zamuner) and for most GWG in a season (6, Fedotenko 02-03 and Bradley 92-93) ... Scored 2 goals and tied Brian Bradley for 5th in franchise history in power play goals with 27 2/12 vs. MTL ... Tied and surpassed Chris Gratton for 4th in all-time Lightning goals 1/24 @ CGY ... Gratton had 88 and St. Louis scored his 87th, 88th, and 89th for his 3rd career hat trick, his 2nd of the season, while earning a 4-point game 1/24 @ CGY ... Scored his 1st hat trick of the season, the 2nd of his career 1/15 vs. CAR ... His 3 goals in 1 period tied Mikael Renberg (3/21/98 vs. FLA) for most goals in a period ... His 3 goals came in 9:43, setting a new franchise record for fastest 3 goals, previously held by Renberg (14:50, 3/21/98 vs. FLA) ... Had 3 short-handed points (2-1-3) 12/27 vs. BOS to become the 1st Lightning player to record 3 in 1 game and to tie Rob Zamuner for most Lightning short-handed goals in a season (4) ... Registered his 100th career assist 10/25 vs. MIN. 2004 Playoffs: Appeared in all 23 games recording 9-15-24 with 3 power play goals and 3 game-winning goals … Set career highs in games played, goals, assists, points, plus/minus, penalty minutes, power play goals, and time on ice … Set a new Lightning record for most overtime goals in a post-season with 2, for most assists in a post-season with 15, and most points in a post-season with 24 … Established a new franchise record for most assists in a series with 6 in the ECSF vs. MTL and the ECF vs. PHI … Scored the game-winning goal in overtime to send the series to Game 7 and added an assist in Game 6 vs. CGY ... Scored his 8th goal of the playoffs in Game 5 vs. CGY ... Had a goal (7) and an assist (14) in Game 2 vs. CGY ... Scored a power play goal in Game 1 vs. CGY ... Recorded his 5th multi-point game of the post-season with 2 assists (8, 9) in Game 3 vs. PHI ... Had 3 assists, tying the Lightning record for assists in a playoff game, in Game 1 vs. MTL ... Scored the game-winning/series clinching goal in overtime in Game 5 4/16 vs. NYI ... Tallied his 3rd goal of the playoffs, his 3rd career shorthanded playoff goal, 4/14 @ NYI in Game 4 of the ECQF ... Scored 2 goals in Game 3 4/12 on Long Island tying his career best for goals in a game (4/16/03 @ WSH) and tied the Lightning playoff record for goals in a game. 2002-03: 1 of 3 Lightning players to appear in all 82 games … Set career-highs in goals (33), assists (37), points (70), games played, and plus-minus (+10) … Named to the 2003 All-Star Game (1st All-Star appearance) ... Won individual puck control competition and finished 2nd in fastest skater competition at SuperSkill Event during 2003 All-Star Weekend ... Skated 16:07 of ice time with 4 shots on goal during All-Star Game ... Led team in plus-minus ... Tied for team lead in goals (33) ... 2nd on team in power-play goals (12) and GWG (5) … Only 3rd player in team history to register a +10-or-better plus-minus rating (Bill Houlder +16 in 1996-97; Rob Zamuner +11 in 1995-96) ... Finished season tied for 1st in the NHL in game-tying goals (3), tied for 7th in SHG (3), tied for 18th in even strength assists (29), tied for 19th in even strength points (47), tied for 20th in goals, and tied for 20th in PPG ... Scored 1st goal and 1st assist of the season with 1-1-2 vs. CAR (10/12) ... Recorded 100th career point 10/18 vs. ATL with an assist … Scored 20th goal of the season 1/2 at CGY (3rd fastest player in franchise history to reach 20-goal mark; Chris Kontos 27 games, Brian Bradley 30 games) ... Netted 1st career hat trick with 3-0-3 vs. CAR (1/30). 2003 Playoffs: Led the Lightning and finished tied for 17th in playoff scoring with 12 points in 11 games … Led the Lightning and tied for 4th in the NHL with 7 goals … Recorded 1st career playoff point with assist on Lightning’s 1st goal in Game 2 vs. WSH on 4/12 … Recorded goal, 2 assists in Game 3 victory @ WSH on 4/15 … Scored 3rd consecutive GWG at 4:03 of 3 OT in Game 6 @ WSH on 4/20 to clinch the Lightning’s first series victory. 2001-02: Appeared in 53 games ... Missed 26 games with a broken leg, 2 with a concussion and 1 with a bruised heel ... Led team in plus-minus (+4) ... 3rd on team with 6 PPG ... Played 20+ minutes in 18 games ... Placed on Injured Reserve 1/24 and activated off IR on 4/3 ... Assisted on game’s 2nd goal 4/3 at WSH, 1st game back from a broken leg … 2000-01: Appeared in 78 games, scoring 18-22-40 … Set career-highs in goals, assists, points and games played … Tied for 10th in the NHL in SHG (3) … 34-of-40 points came after start of December … Led team in shorthanded goals … Tied for team lead with 4 GWG … Made Lightning debut vs. NYI on opening night (10/6/00) … Registered 1st Lightning point with an assist vs. VAN (10/8/00) … Scored 1st goal of the season with SHG 11/22/00 vs. ATL (1st career SHG) … Saw season-high 22:53 of ice time 4/4/01 at PIT … 1999-00: Started the season with Saint John of the AHL, played his 1st game with CAL on 11/19/99 vs. DET … Tallied a career-high 7 shots on 11/27/99 at COL … Recorded his 1st point of the season, an assist, 11/30/99 at CAR … Recorded a goal and an assist, his (1st career multi-point game), on 12/4/99 at NJ … Posted 2 assists vs. DAL on 1/12/00 … Recorded his 1st career 2-goal game on 3/1/00 vs. PIT. 1998-99: Split the season between CAL and Saint John … Made his NHL debut, appearing in 13 games with CAL (1-1-2) … Played his 1st NHL game 10/9/98 vs. SJ … Scored his 1st NHL goal 10/20/98 at DAL … Recorded his 1st NHL assist 10/23/98 at NSH … Appeared in 53 games for Saint John, leading the team in goals (28) and points (62), and ranking 2nd in assists (34) … Played in 7 AHL Playoff games, recording 8 points. 1997-98: Made his pro debut, splitting the season between Cleveland of the IHL and Saint John of the AHL … Finished tied for 4th in points (50) on Cleveland despite only playing in 56 games … Joined Saint John after signing with CAL on 2/19/98 … Led Saint John in playoff assists (15) and tied for 1st in playoff points (20).
Played four seasons in the ECAC with Vermont In 138 games with Vermont, collected 267 points (91 goals, 176 assists) and 161 penalty minutes Led Vermont in scoring for four consecutive years Is UVM all-time leader in assists and points and 3rd in goals Was only four points shy of the ECAC record for most career points Was a three-yearHobey Baker Award finalist (1995, 1996 and 1997) NCAA All-American East First Team in 1995, 1996 and 1997 1996 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team.
Signed as a free agent by the Lightning on 7/31/00 Signed as a free agent by CAL on 2/19/98.
Martin and his wife, Heather, have a son named Ryan Martin and a ... Wears number 26 because former Canadien Mats Naslund was his idol growing up ... Lists Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky as his favorite players ... Played soccer growing up.
Game: NHL - 10/9/98 vs. SJ
Lightning - 10/6/00 vs. NYI
Goal: NHL - 10/20/98 @ DAL (Turek)
Lightning - 11/22/00 vs. ATL (Fankhouser)
Assist: NHL - 10/23/98 @ NSH
Lightning - 10/8/00 vs. VAN
Game: 3 (4 times, last – 10/26/06 vs. CAR)
Season: 43 (2006-07)
Multi-Goal Games: 25
In 2006-07: 6 (last – 3/22/07 vs. NJ, 2g)
Hat Tricks: 4
Streak: 5 (2 times, last – 12/12-12/21/06, 6g)
In 2006-07: 5 (12/12-12/21/06, 6g)
Game: 4 (12/7/06 vs. ATL)
Season: 59 (2006-07)
Streak: 10 (12/30-1/16/07, 11a)
In 2006-07: 10 (12/30-1/16/07, 11a)
Game: 5 (12/7/06 vs. ATL, 1g-4a)
Season: 102 (2006-07)
Multi-Point Games: 108
In 2006-07: 31 (last – 3/31/07 vs. WSH, 1g-1a)
Streak: 13 (2/5-3/3/04, 8g-15a)
In 2006-07: 12 (12/26-1/16/07, 6g-11a)
Games Played Streak: 164 (10/10/02-4/3/04)
Most PIM in a Game: 12 (4/5/00 at STL)
Most Shots in a Game: 9 (2 times, last – 12/19/06 at WSH)