Brother of Niklas
Claimed by Hartford from Buffalo in Waiver Draft, October 2, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, June 29, 1992. Traded to Philadelphia by Tampa Bay with Sandy McCarthy for Colin Forbes and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (Michal Lanicek) in 1999 Entry Draft, March 20, 1999. Traded to NY Islanders by Philadelphia with Carolina's 5th round choice (previously acquired, NY Islanders selected Kristofer Ottosson) in 2000 Entry Draft for Gino Odjick, February 15, 2000.
I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.
— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday