Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal for Sylvain Blouin and NY Rangers' 6th round choice (later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Erik Lewerstrom) in 1999 Entry Draft, June 30, 1998. Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers for Kevin Hatcher, September 30, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 2, 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