Former NHL forward Martin St. Louis was named special teams consultant for the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday.
Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella, who coached St. Louis with the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2000-08, said, "Marty St. Louis made himself into a Hall of Fame player through sheer determination, hard work and a great understanding of how to play the game the right way. We're still developing his role, but he has so much knowledge about our game and what it takes to be successful, both individually and within the team concept, that he'll be a great asset to our players."
The 43-year-old St. Louis played 17 seasons in the NHL with the Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers, scoring 1,033 points (391 goals, 642 assists) in 1,134 games. St. Louis also had 90 points (42 goals, 48 assists) in 107 career games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
St. Louis was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 12.
"It is a tremendous honor to have the opportunity to work with the Columbus Blue Jackets," St. Louis said. "I truly love the game. I have been coaching my boys since my retirement, so I am excited to share my knowledge while still being able to coach my kids. I'm looking forward to working with the coaching staff and players in Columbus."
St. Louis was a six-time All-Star who won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2012-13. In the 2003-04 season, St. Louis won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player, the Art Ross Trophy as the League's top scorer and the Ted Lindsay Award (formerly Lester B. Pearson Award) for the League's most outstanding player in the regular season. He had 94 points (38 goals, 56 assists) that season for the Lightning, helping them win the Stanley Cup.
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