• His father, Ulf, was drafted 67th overall in 1982 by Hartford. He went on to play 1,080 NHL games for five teams (Hartford, Pittsburgh, NY Rangers, Detroit and Philadelphia) and scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal for Pittsburgh in 1991. His brother, Philip, was drafted 61st overall in 2009 by Pittsburgh and played most of the 2011-12 season in the AHL for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
It's a fresh wound right now. I didn't really get a chance to say goodbye. I owe a lot to the fans. The same reason why they fell in love with me many years ago I think is the same reason why they probably understand what I'm all about. I think I'm a character guy. I know this is hard for them. I didn't take this decision lightly, but I knew it was the right one.
— Martin St. Louis after being traded from the Lightning to the Rangers on Wednesday