He was on pace to have a career year in the 2001-02 when his season ended prematurely due to a broken leg. In 2003-04 he led the NHL in scoring with 94 points. He scored an overtime goal in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning defeat the Calgary Flames for the Stanley Cup. At season's end he won both the Hart Memorial Trophy as the most valuable player to his team and the Lester B. Pearson Award as league MVP voted by his peers. St-Louis became the first player since Mario Lemieux in 1996, and only the eighth in NHL history, to win the Art Ross Trophy, the Stanley Cup, and the Hart Memorial Trophy all in one season.
In August 2005, Martin St-Louis signed a six-year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning worth $31.5 million. St-Louis was quoted as saying, "I'm just happy that the Lightning have found a way to keep me long-term. Tampa was always my first choice, I've had so many good things happen to me in Tampa."
St-Louis played for Team Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, where he was part of the team which won the World Cup, and the 2006 Winter Olympics which saw them eliminated by Russia in the quarterfinals after what was considered a disappointing tournament.
In the 2006-2007 NHL season, St-Louis recorded a personal high of 102 points (43 goals, 59 assists). The Tampa Bay Lightning lost in the first round of the playoffs to the New Jersey Devils.
At the end of the 2007-08 season, St. Louis finished the season with 25 goals 58 assists and 83 points. Finishing second in team scoring, behind teammate Vincent Lecavalier
Named finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy for the 2007-2008 season at the NHL Awards show in June.
Former Vermont teammates with Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas and Atlanta Thrashers forward Eric Perrin. Perrin joined Marty during the Stanley Cup run with the Tampa Bay Lightning...
|1993-94||University of Vermont||ECAC||33||15||36||51||24||-||-||-||-||-|
|1994-95||University of Vermont||ECAC||35||23||48||71||36||-||-||-||-||-|
|1995-96||University of Vermont||ECAC||35||29||56||85||38||-||-||-||-||-|
|1996-97||University of Vermont||ECAC||36||24||36||60||65||-||-||-||-||-|
|1997-98||Saint John Flames||AHL||25||15||11||26||20||20||5||15||20||16|
|1998-99||Saint John Flames||AHL||53||28||34||62||30||7||4||4||8||2|
|1999-00||Saint John Flames||AHL||17||15||11||26||14||-||-||-||-||-|
|2000-01||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||78||18||22||40||12||-||-||-||-||-|
|2001-02||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||53||16||19||35||20||-||-||-||-||-|
|2002-03||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||33||37||70||32||11||7||5||12||0|
|2003-04||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||38||56||94||24||23||9||15||24||14|
|2005-06||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||80||31||30||61||38||5||4||0||4||2|
|2006-07||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||43||59||102||28||6||3||5||8||8|
|2007-08||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||25||58||83||26||--||--||--||--||--|
|Senior Int'l Totals||21||6||11||17||0|