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St. Pierre Dedicated to Success

Thursday, 09.18.2008 / 8:09 AM ET / Features
By April Leavenworth  - Media Relations Intern | Boston Bruins
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St. Pierre Dedicated to Success
After being traded to Boston in May following three seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks organization and a short stint in Russia, Martin St. Pierre comes to training camp looking to secure a spot on the Bruins roster and is willing to do whatever it takes to earn one.

Last season was an impressive one for St. Pierre, who led his AHL team, the Rockford IceHogs, in scoring and finished second in the league's overall scoring race.  He was also named a second-team AHL All-Star.

St. Pierre was called up by Chicago in five games last season but was unable to connect with the net in any of those appearances. But it's a new season, and he's leaving those stats behind.

"It was time to get a change in, and it's a new start for me," St. Pierre said.

Aside from scoring, St. Pierre is looking to be a playmaker and a big defensive presence.

"I've made great strides and that's one thing they said when I left Chicago – I improved a lot on defense," he said.  "When you play at this level, you have to play two ways.

"But I did pretty much everything I could in Chicago."

Although St. Pierre is confident in his ability and how much he's improved, he's not exactly sure his stature will make such a big transition so easy. At 5'9 and 185lbs, he's not as tall as most of his NHL colleagues, but St. Pierre takes inspiration from the current Bruins roster, where all star center Marc Savard is listed at 5'10.

"I'm not tall, but Marc Savard isn't either…and he's been told he's too small, but he had a breakout year [last season]," St. Pierre said.  "To see a guy who's gone through what I'm going through right now is a positive, and I have to use it as motivation."

Small or not, St. Pierre's impressive resume and determination just may fit the Black & Gold well.

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