Traded to Washington by Colorado with Bates Battaglia for Steve Konowalchuk and Washington's 3rd round choice (later traded to Carolina Carolina selected Casey Borer) in 2004 Entry Draft, October 22, 2003.
Obviously a lot happened in a short period of time. At the end of the day, considering everything I went through, I really felt close to my teammates and I really feel like what we accomplished, I know we didn't win it all. ... I'm really proud of how we got there and what we did once we got there.
— Rangers forward Martin St. Louis to Jim Cerny of BlueshirtsUnited.com