Signed to PTO (tryout) contract by Hartford (AHL), January 29, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Hartford (AHL), September 3, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 6, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), April 20, 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