Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sam St. Laurent
After ten years in the minors, Sam St. Laurent played his first game in the NHL during the 1985-86 season with the Devils and recorded a 1-0 shutout.

St. Laurent was signed as a free agent by the Flyers in 1979 and played for the team's AHL affiliate, the Maine Mariners, helping them win the league championship in 1984. Before playing a game in Philadelphia, St. Laurent was traded to the Devils where he played both in the NHL and the AHL. He was named to the AHL's second all-star team in both 1985 and '86 while winning the Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award as the league's top goalie and sharing the Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award for the fewest goals allowed in 1985-86.

New Jersey traded St. Laurent to Detroit in 1986 and St. Laurent spent the majority of his playing time in the minors. He won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the playoff MVP for 1989 and saw his last action in the NHL during the 1989-90 season. St. Laurent was dealt one last time, in 1990, to the Red Wings, but he never played a game for them. He retired in the 1991-92 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1975-76 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 17 4 8 2 0 5.47 1 0 0 0 0 13.50
1976-77 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 21 5 9 0 0 5.39 4 2 1 0 0 5.70
1977-78 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 60 12 35 10 0 6.54
1978-79 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 70 23 31 9 0 4.56 1 0 1 0 0 10.32
1979-80 Maine Mariners AHL 5 2 1 0 0 4.45
1979-80 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 38 2 3.86 4 0 4 0 0 6.03
1980-81 Maine Mariners AHL 7 3 3 0 0 4.63
1980-81 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 30 1 4.20
1981-82 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 4 0 2.66
1981-82 Maine Mariners AHL 25 15 7 1 0 3.27 4 1 3 0 0 4.50
1982-83 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 13 0 3.97
1982-83 Maine Mariners AHL 30 12 12 4 0 3.76 17 8 9 0 0 3.20
1983-84 Maine Mariners AHL 38 14 18 4 0 4.03 12 9 2 0 1 2.71
1984-85 Maine Mariners AHL 55 26 22 7 4 3.11 10 5 5 0 0 4.12
1985-86 New Jersey Devils NHL 4 2 1 0 1 4.15
1985-86 Maine Mariners AHL 50 24 20 4 1 3.38
1986-87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 6 1 2 2 0 2.81
1986-87 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 25 7 13 0 1 4.21 3 0 2 0 0 5.71
1987-88 Detroit Red Wings NHL 6 2 2 0 0 3.27 1 0 0 0 6.00
1987-88 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 32 12 14 4 2 3.42 1 0 1 0 0 6.10
1988-89 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 1 1 0 3.83
1988-89 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 34 20 11 3 0 3.30 16 11 5 0 2 2.95
1989-90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 14 2 6 1 0 3.76
1989-90 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 13 10 2 1 0 3.06
1990-91 Binghamton Rangers AHL 45 19 16 4 1 3.48 3 1 2 0 0 4.13
1991-92 Canada Nat-Tm 1 0 1 0 0 3.00
1991-92 Canada Olympics
1991-92 Binghamton Rangers AHL 1 0 0 0 0 6.00
NHL Totals 34 7 12 4 1 3.51 1 0 0 0 6.00


AHL Second All-Star Team (1985, 1986)
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against - AHL) (1986) (shared with Karl Friesen)
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award (Outstanding Goaltender - AHL) (1986)
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (AHL - Playoff MVP) (1989)
Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, October 10, 1979. Traded to New Jersey by Philadelphia for future considerations, September 27, 1984. Traded to Detroit by New Jersey for Steve Richmond, August 18, 1986. Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit for cash, June 26, 1990.
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