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Wayne Primeau

Wayne Primeau  #18

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NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: June 4, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Scarborough, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 225 DRAFTED: BUF / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (17th overall)
Brother of Keith Traded to Tampa Bay by Buffalo with Cory Sarich, Brian Holzinger and Buffalo's 3rd round choice (Alexander Kharitonov) in 2000 Entry Draft for Chris Gratton and Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (Derek Roy) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 9, 2000. Traded to Pittsburgh by Tampa Bay for Matthew Barnaby, February 1, 2001. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to knee injury vs. Buffalo, January 8, 2002. Traded to San Jose by Pittsburgh for Matt Bradley, March 11, 2003. Traded to Boston by San Jose with Brad Stuart and Marco Sturm for Joe Thornton, November 30, 2005. Traded to Calgary by Boston with Brad Stuart and Washington's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected T.J. Brodie) in 2008 Entry Draft for Andrew Ference and Chuck Kobasew, February 10, 2007. Missed remainder of 2008-09 due to ankle injury at St, Louis. December 5, 2008. Traded to Toronto by Calgary with Calgary's 2nd round choice (later traded to Chicago Chicago selected Brandon Saad) in 2011 Entry Draft for Anton Stralman, Colin Stuart and Toronto's 7th round choice (Matt DeBlouw) in 2012 Entry Draft, July 27, 2009.
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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