BOSTON — Center Martin St. Pierre today was named to the Canadian AHL All-Star Team for the AHL All-Star Game scheduled for Jan. 26 in Worcester.
While a fine honor, it’s not exactly the prize St. Pierre wants for his recent strong play. He obviously wants to stick with the Boston Bruins beyond his current emergency recall, which will end once fellow forward Petteri Nokelainen is healthy enough to re-enter the line-up and the Bruins are able to suit up 12 forwards.
But there’s no doubt that in his short time with the parent club, St. Pierre has done enough to establish himself as an NHL regular. In seven games, he’s potted one goal and notched two assists while posting a plus-1 rating. He’s ably centered the fourth line flanked by Vladimir Sobotka and Shawn Thornton, and been sprinkled in for penalty killing and power play duty during his tenure. (more…)