Traded to Winnipeg by Hartford for Randy Cunneyworth, December 13, 1989. Traded to Washington by Winnipeg for Mike Lalor, March 2, 1992. Traded to Quebec by Washington with Reggie Savage for Mike Hough, June 20, 1993. Suffered eventual career-ending back injury in game vs. Vancouver, November 23, 1993.
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