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.