It has been an impressive start to the season for the Tampa Bay Lightning as the team lights up the scoreboard. If you want to identify a single player that has done the most early on this year, it would have to be Martin St. Louis. St. Louis has 17 points in just 12 games with 14 assists as Tampa Bay leads the National Hockey League in scoring right now. St. Louis is proving that even at age 37, he can play high-quality hockey.
St. Louis has scored over 90 points in a season four different times in his career and has more assists than goals over his 13 years but that is the thing that makes St. Louis a special player. He isn’t looking to be the player who scored 60-70 goals a season and wants to get his teammates the puck in scoring situations. While Tampa Bay has hit a major roadblock with five straight losses, St. Louis hasn’t stopped scoring and when you have a player like Steven Stamkos on your team, getting him the puck is the best idea anyway.
The Lightning do need to get back on the winning track after this recent skid but with players like St. Louis on the ice and averaging nearly four goals a game right now, I don’t think that will be a hard thing to do. St. Louis probably has another three or four years left in his career and there is no reason why he can’t keep doing what he is doing this season for all of his remaining NHL seasons. There is just too much talent still in the body of St. Louis.