Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 17, 1941. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Bep Guidolin and Doug McCaig for George Gee and Bud Poile, October 25, 1948. Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Chicago, October 26, 1951. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by NY Rangers for cash, December 31, 1952.
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