Video: Vermont retires all-time leading scorer Martin St. Louis’ No. 8

Vermont honored its all-time leading scorer Friday night, retiring Martin St. Louis’ No. 8 jersey in a pregame ceremony.

St. Louis, who scored 91 goals and 267 points in 139 games for the Catamounts from 1993 to 1997, got his No. 8 sweater presented to him by senior Jonathan Turk, who switched from wearing No. 8 to No. 88.

It was the first number retired by the team.

Here’s the video of the ceremony:

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St. Louis retired after last season, his 16th in the NHL. His 1,134-game NHL career produced 391 goals, 1,033 points and the 2004 Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

He won the Olympic gold medal with Canada in 2014 and was part of the World Cup of Hockey-winning Canadian team in 2004.

St. Louis became only the sixth undrafted player to score more than 1,000 career points in the NHL.

With Vermont, he was a Hobey Baker Award finalist and All-American three times, helping the Catamounts to the 1996 Frozen Four and earning the ECAC player of the year award in 1995.

“When you look back on your life, I don’t think there are necessarily things you want to do,” he said in a news conference Friday. “But when you can leave your mark somewhere, you know you’ve done something pretty special. I’m humbled by this experience.”

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