Canadiens coach performs ridiculous shootout move in practice (VIDEO)

Apr 11 2023, 2:04 pm

Montreal Canadiens coach Martin St. Louis displayed his on-ice skills during a team practice on Friday.

Although he last played in the NHL in 2015, it’s clear that at 47 years of age, the five-time NHL All-Star is far from being washed up.

TVA Sports journalist Marc-André Perreault captured and shared multiple videos of St. Louis skating and stickhandling during a Habs practice session. For example, in one tweet titled “Martin St-Louis DESTROYS and HUMILIATE the video coach,” St. Louis can be seen dangling and skating circles around a netminder before tucking in a goal.

Sounds of cheers and excitement can be heard from players and press members alike as St. Louis skates back to the centre ice with a smile.

Indeed everyone likes to see their coach in a good mood, but the move itself was worthy of applause.

Funnily enough, this is not the first time Perreault has captured the Habs coach’s hands-on approach. In January, he shared a video of St. Louis skating and stickhandling during a Habs practice session. “No doubt. The coach could still play,” wrote Perreault.

Theoretically, if St. Louis were to trade in his tracksuit for a proper uniform, he would become Montreal’s first “player-coach” since Newsy Lalonde, who simultaneously coached and played on the Habs for 88 games from 1917 to 1922.

With Montreal’s long list of injuries, maybe Marty can get a shift in before the season ends.

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