Signed as a free agent by Rogle (Sweden), August, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 17, 2006. Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), July 17, 2007. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 13, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Nizhny Novgorod (KHL), June 28, 2010.
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