Hockey Hall of Fame - 2020 Induction Celebration - Kim St-Pierre
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Kim St-Pierre - Player Category
At the time of her retirement, Kim St-Pierre was Canada’s all-time leading goaltender in games, wins and shutouts (Jukka Rautio/HHOF).
At the time of her retirement, Kim St-Pierre was Canada’s all-time leading goaltender in games, wins, and shutouts (Jukka Rautio/HHOF).

An outstanding goaltender who has represented her country at the highest level, Kim St-Pierre is one of the elite players to collect the trifecta in women’s hockey: Olympic gold (three times), IIHF Women’s World Championships (five times) and the Clarkson Cup (twice).

Born in Chateauguay, Quebec on December 14, 1978, Kim St-Pierre began playing hockey when she was eight years old, competing on boys; teams until she was 18. The hockey world really began to take notice of Kim’s talent during her time playing goal for the McGill University Martlets hockey team between 1998 and 2004 while completing a degree in kinesiology. She was the top rookie for the team in 1998-99 and was selected to the CIAU All-Star Team in 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02 and, with the league renamed CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sports), was an All-Star again in 2003-04. Kim won the league’s Championship MVP award in 1999-2000 and was the recipient of the Brodrick Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the CIS in 2002-03. In 103 career games with the Martlets, St-Pierre had a record of 50 wins, 40 losses and 12 ties, along with 27 shutouts. In 2002-03, Kim was also awarded the Gladys Bean Award as McGill’s top female athlete and the BLG Thompson Trophy as CIS athlete of the year. That same season, she was also the first woman in CIS history to win a men’s regular season game when McGill defeated Ryerson University 5-2 on November 15, 2003.

In club play, Kim St-Pierre won many accolades and captured the Clarkson Cup with the Montreal Stars in 2009 and 2011 (Matthew Manor/HHOF).
In club play, St-Pierre won many accolades and captured the Clarkson Cup with the Montreal Stars in 2009 and 2011 (Matthew Manor/HHOF).

During this time, St-Pierre joined Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team. She was selected to join Team Canada for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. With Kim tending goal in the deciding game, Canada edged Team USA 3-2 to claim the Olympic gold medal. She was selected Top Goaltender in that Olympic tournament.

Four years later at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Kim was paired with Charline Labonte in goal. St-Pierre played in two games, backstopping Canada to a 16-0 toppling of Italy and an 8-1 victory over Sweden. Team Canada went on to win a second gold medal, defeating that same Swedish squad 4-1 in the Final. In 2012, St-Pierre joined her Canadian teammates with this 2006 Olympic hockey team to be inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. In 2010, Vancouver, B.C. hosted the Winter Olympics. St-Pierre shared the crease with Shannon Szabados, and earned a shutout in an 18-0 romp over Slovakia and then played two periods of a 13-1 win over Sweden on the way to winning her third Olympic gold medal with a 2-0 victory over the United States in the Final.

Kim St-Pierre played in three Olympics for Canada and was golden every time (Jeff Vinnick/HHOF).
St-Pierre played in three Olympics for Canada and was golden every time (Jeff Vinnick/HHOF).

St-Pierre has appeared with Team Canada at nine IIHF World Women’s Championships, earning gold medals in Espoo Finland in 1999, Mississauga, Ontario in 2000, Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2001, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2004 and Winnipeg and Selkirk, Manitoba in 2007. She also contributed to four silver medals, in Linkoping, Sweden in 2005, in Harbin, China in 2008, in Hameenlinna, Finland in 2009 and in Zurich, Switzerland in 2011. She earned the Top Goaltender award at both the 2001 and 2004 tournaments.

Kim St-Pierre was a member of the Quebec Avalanche in 2004-05 and the Montreal Axion in 2006-07of the original National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL). When the remains of the original NWHL turned into the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL), St-Pierre became the netminder for the Montreal Stars and played from 2007-08 to 2012-13, winning the Clarkson Cup championship in 2009 and 2011. She was voted Top Goaltender in the league in 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2010-11 and was selected for the CWHL Easter All-Star Team in 2007-08, and was a First All-Star Team in 2008-09 and 2010-11.

History was made when St-Pierre stepped into the crease to face the Montreal Canadiens during a practice on October 23, 2008, following Manon Rheaume as just the second woman to play in an NHL practice.

A remarkable athlete whose legacy has been cemented as one of the finest goaltenders women’s hockey has produced, Kim St-Pierre took her place in the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Player category in 2020.

Season Team League No GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A PIM
1998-1999  McGill University Martlets [W] QSSF [W]   25 8 12 5 -- -- 1243 58 3 2.33 -- -- --
  Canada [W] Nat-Team [W] 35 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  Canada WW 33 2 2 0 0 -- -- 120 1 1 0.5 0 0 0
1999-2000  Canada [W] Nat-Team [W] 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  McGill University Martlets [W] QSSF [W]   22 9 10 2 -- -- 1339 51 3 2.29 -- -- --
  Canada WW 35 2 2 0 -- -- -- 150 1 0 1.2 0 0 0
2000-2001  McGill University Martlets [W] QSSF [W]   25 11 11 3 -- -- 1469 63 1 2.57 -- -- --
  Canada [W] Nat-Team [W] 33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  Canada WW 33 3 3 0 0 -- -- 180 2 2 0.67 0 0 0
2001-2002  Canada [W] Nat-Team [W] 33 10 5 4 0 -- -- 554 20 3 2.17 -- -- --
  Canada [W] Olympics [W] 33 4 4 0 0 -- -- 240 5 2 1.25 0 0 0
2002-2003  Canada [W] Nat-Team [W]   -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  McGill University Martlets [W] QSSF [W]   14 12 0 2 -- -- 901 6 11 0.4 -- -- --
  Playoffs     2 2 0 -- -- -- 120 2 1 1 -- -- --
  Canada WW 33 0 0 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003-2004  McGill University Martlets [W] QSSF [W] 33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  Canada [W] Nat-Team [W]   -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  McGill University Redmen CISO 30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  Canada WW 33 4 3 1 0 -- -- 180 3 3 1 0 0 0
2004-2005  Quebec Avalanche NWHL [W] 33 17 3 13 1 -- -- 1012 55 1 3.26 0 0 19
  Canada [W] Nat-Team [W]   -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  Canada WW 33 3 2 1 0 -- -- 200 1 2 0.3 0 0 0
2005-2006  Canada [W] Nat-Team [W] 33 7 7 0 0 -- -- 420 6 4 0.86 -- -- --
  Canada [W] Olympics [W] 33 2 2 0 -- 0 0 120 1 1 0.5 0 0 0
2006-2007  Montreal Axion NWHL [W]   3 2 0 0 -- -- 180 6 0 2 -- -- --
  Canada [W] Nat-Team [W]   -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  Canada WW 33 3 3 0 -- 0 0 180 1 2 0.33 0 0 0
2007-2008  Canada [W] Nat-Team [W]   -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  Montreal Stars CWHL 33 10 8 2 -- -- -- 595 15 1 1.51 0 2 0
  Playoffs     2 1 1 -- -- -- 129 5 0 2.32 0 0 0
  Canada WW 33 3 2 1 -- 0 0 160 7 0 2.63 0 0 0
2008-2009  Montreal Stars CWHL 33 20 16 4 -- -- -- 1166 39 5 2.01 -- -- --
  Canada [W] Nat-Team [W]   -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  Canada WW 33 2 2 0 -- 0 0 120 0 2 0 0 0 0
2009-2010  Canada [W] Nat-Team [W] 33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  Canada [W] Olympics [W] 33 2 2 0 -- 0 0 100 0 1 0 0 0 0
2010-2011  Montreal Stars CWHL 33 16 13 1 -- 0 2 915 37 3 2.43 0 1 2
  Playoffs     4 4 0 -- -- -- 240 6 1 1.5 0 0 0
  Canada WW 33 1 1 0 -- 0 0 60 0 1 0 0 0 0
2011-2012 DID NOT PLAY    
2012-2013  Montreal Stars CWHL 33 2 1 1 -- 0 0 120 7 0 3.5 0 0 0
Season Totals   171 95 58 13 0 2 9914 363 35   0 3 21
Playoff Totals   8 7 1       489 13 2   0 0 0

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