Satan appeared in his 1,000th NHL game on February 4, 2009 while playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins, becoming only the second Slovakian trained player in history to do so (Petr Bondra). To cap off a season of milestones, he also played in nine playoff games and won his first-ever Stanley Cup Championship.
He will be competing in his fourth Olympic games. He represented Slovakia at the 1994 Winter Olympic Games, scoring nine goals in eight games. He was also a member of the 2002 and 2006 Olympic teams, collecting three points in eight games.
He led the tournament in assists (8) and points (13) when the Slovaks won gold at the 2002 World Championship. The team captain, he finished eighth in tournament scoring with ten points (6-4-10) when they won the bronze medal at the 2003 tournament. He was the top scorer and named the best Slovakian player at the 1994 World Junior Championship (Pool C).
Satan, among the 2010 Olympians, has scored the most goals (70), for the national team.
It's a fresh wound right now. I didn't really get a chance to say goodbye. I owe a lot to the fans. The same reason why they fell in love with me many years ago I think is the same reason why they probably understand what I'm all about. I think I'm a character guy. I know this is hard for them. I didn't take this decision lightly, but I knew it was the right one.
— Martin St. Louis after being traded from the Lightning to the Rangers on Wednesday