Milestone for IceHogs' St. Pierre
January 5, 2013
Rockford IceHogs captain Martin St. Pierre became the 83rd player in American Hockey League history with 500 career points, reaching the milestone with a first-period assist in the IceHogs' 5-2 loss to the Toronto Marlies on Saturday afternoon.
A 29-year-old native of Embrun, Ont., St. Pierre has averaged better than a point per game over his AHL career, amassing 139 goals and 361 assists in 475 games with the Edmonton Road Runners (2004-05), Norfolk Admirals (2005-07), Rockford IceHogs (2007-08, 2012- ), Providence Bruins (2008-09), Binghamton Senators (2009-10) and Springfield Falcons (2011-12).
St. Pierre has appeared in four AHL All-Star Classics and was an AHL All-Rookie Team selection in 2005-06, a First Team AHL All-Star in 2006-07 and a Second Team All-Star in 2007-08. St. Pierre has finished among the top 10 in overall scoring four times, setting career highs with 27 goals, 72 assists and 99 points for Norfolk in 2006-07.
St. Pierre has also appeared in 38 Calder Cup Playoff games, totaling seven goals and 27 assists for 34 points.
St. Pierre is the second AHL player to reach the 500-point mark this season; Hershey's Jon DiSalvatore recorded his 500th career point on Nov. 25, also against Toronto.