Traded to Toronto by Atlanta with Garnet Exelby for Pavel Kubina and Tim Stapleton, July 1, 2009. Traded to Calgary by Toronto with Anton Stralman and Toronto's 7th round choice (Matt DeBlouw) in 2012 Entry Draft for Wayne Primeau and Calgary's 2nd round choice (later traded to Chicago Chicago selected Brandon Saad) in 2011 Entry Draft, July 27, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August 26, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Iserlohn (Germany), September 18, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 25, 2013.
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