Traded to Atlanta by Columbus with Chris Nielsen for Tomi Kallio and Pauli Levokari, December 2, 2002. Rights traded to Minnesota by Atlanta for Edmonton's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Atlanta selected Spencer Machacek) in 2007 Entry Draft, June 14, 2006. Missed majority of 2007-08 season due to a recurring head/neck injury and serving as a healthy reserve.
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