Czechoslovakian Rookie of the Year (1989)
Traded to Edmonton by New Jersey with Kevin Todd for Bernie Nicholls, January 13, 1993. Claimed by Nashville from Edmonton in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1998. Claimed by Minnesota from Nashville in Waiver Draft, September 29, 2000. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 17, 2001. Traded to Tampa Bay by NY Rangers for Matthew Barnaby, December 12, 2001.
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