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Steve Begin

Steve Begin  #28

Left Wing
NUMBER: 28 BIRTHDATE: June 14, 1978
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 192 DRAFTED: CGY / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (40th overall)
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (AHL Playoff MVP) (2001) Traded to Buffalo by Calgary with Chris Drury for Steve Reinprecht and Rhett Warrener, July 3, 2003. Claimed by Montreal from Buffalo in Waiver Draft, October 3, 2003. Traded to Dallas by Montreal for Doug Janik, February 26, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 1, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, October 20, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 and all of 2011-12 due to various injuries. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, January 18, 2013. Officially announced his retrirement, January 16, 2014.
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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