Named Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1987)NHL All-Rookie Team (1988) World Cup All-Star Team (1996)
Traded to Washington by Buffalo with Buffalo's 2nd round choice (Byron Dafoe) in 1989 Entry Draft for Clint Malarchuk, Grant Ledyard and Washington's 6th round choice (Brian Holzinger) in 1991 Entry Draft, March 7, 1989. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to rotator cuff injury vs. Atlanta, November 10, 2001. Officially announced retirement, August 7, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, March 9, 2004.
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