Fantasy Hockey: Martin St. Louis Keeps Racking Up Points

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A few years ago, Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Martin St. Louis was once a guaranteed first round pick in fantasy hockey leagues.

However, in recent years he has taken a bit of a step back in terms of steady point production. In 2011 he registered 74 points, but it was a disappointment considering his 99 points in the previous season and the 94 points in the season before that. Regardless of the slight step back, St. Louis has still amassed a jaw-dropping 863 total points in 936 career games.

Mighty Mite has started hotter than any other winger in the NHL during this shortened season. He has scored three goals and added nine assists in the team’s first five games. The veteran is leading the dangerous Lightning with 12 total points this year and is currently ranked third in the league in points.

The highlight of his outstanding start came in the team’s 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night. St. Louis assisted on four goals in the contest, including twice on the power play. It was his best single-game fantasy performance in years.

St. Louis may be in his 13th season, but the 37-year-old seems to be ready to have a resurgent fantasy campaign. The winger is putting up quality shifts every time he is on the ice and has built an uncanny connection with superstar center Steven Stamkos.

St. Louis will be a great fantasy starter all season long and finally looks like he is ready to average a point per game in Tampa Bay again. Trade for him if you can, because he is primed for another huge season.

 

Adam McGill is the Fantasy Sports Network Manager at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.


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