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Vesa Toskala

Vesa Toskala  #35

Goalie
NUMBER: 35 BIRTHDATE: May 20, 1977
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Tampere, Finland
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: SJS / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 4th   (90th overall)
Signed as a free agent by Ilves Tampere (Finland), January 31, 2005. Traded to Toronto by San Jose with Mark Bell for Toronto's 1st (later traded to St. Louis St. Louis selected Lars Eller) and 2nd (later traded to St. Louis St. Louis selected Aaron Palushaj) round choices in 2007 Entry Draft and Toronto's 4th round choice (later traded to Nashville Nashville selected Craig Smith) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 22, 2007. Traded to Anaheim by Toronto with Jason Blake for Jean-Sebastien Giguere, January 31, 2010. Traded to Calgary by Anaheim for Curtis McElhinney, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Solna (Sweden), November 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Ilves Tampere (Finland), June 9, 2011. Officially announced his retirement, October 2, 2012.
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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