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Martin St. Louis | Winger | #26

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (42) / 6/18/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 180
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The Tampa Bay Lightning retired Martin St. Louis' no. 26 jersey prior to Friday night's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The ceremony lasted about an hour and it seemed to give the Lightning an early jolt. Jonathan Drouin scored the first goal of the game, but Columbus responded by scoring the next three. The ceremony included a touching speech from St. Louis, video highlights and montages. St. Louis is the franchise leader in assists (588), points (953), game-winning goals (64) and shorthanded goals (28). Sat, Jan 14, 2017 11:26:00 AM

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The Tampa Bay Lightning plan to retire Martin St. Louis' No. 26.

It will be the first number that Tampa Bay has ever retired. Although St. Louis' tenure with the Lightning ended because he demanded a trade, his contributions to the franchise were immense. In addition to helping them win the Stanley Cup in 2004, St. Louis is the franchise's leader in assists (588) and points (953). "To have my number retired by the Lightning is a tremendous honor and I'd like to thank Jeff Vinik and everyone in the organization for recognizing me this way," said St. Louis. "I have many great memories in Tampa Bay, including our great Stanley Cup win, and this night will be extremely special and emotional for my family and me. I am happy I will get to share the evening with all the Lightning fans who have always supported me throughout my career - Tampa Bay will always feel like home to me. Additionally, I recognize that none of this would have been possible without the help of many great teammates, trainers, and coaches and I thank them."
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 12:19:00 PM

Martin St. Louis said that there was no one thing that led to his retirement, but his family appears to be among the motivating factors.

"They're getting to an age right now where I've been missing a lot of their stuff, and that time you can't get back," St. Louis said. "That played a huge part in my decision." He feels like he could have still contributed at the NHL level if he wanted to, which isn't hard to believe after he scored 21 goals and 52 points in 74 contests last season.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 10:46:00 PM

Martin St. Louis has decided to hang up his skates.

"I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride," St. Louis said. "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." St. Louis had 391 goals and 1,033 points in 1,134 games with the Calgary Flames, Lightning, and Rangers. He won the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay award after scoring 38 goals and a league-leading 94 points in 82 contests back in 2003-04. He won the Art Ross Trophy again more than a decade later with 60 points in 48 contests in the lockout shortened 2013 season. He's also a three-time Lady Byng winner and a Stanley Cup champion.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 01:49:00 PM

Pittsburgh has apparently decided against pursuing pending unrestricted free agent Martin St. Louis.

The veteran winger will become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday and New Jersey remains a strongly rumored possibility.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 05:02:00 PM

The New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins might be among the teams that make a serious push for Martin St. Louis as an unrestricted free agent, per the New York Posts' Larry Brooks.

Brooks reiterated his previous assertion that St. Louis will not be re-signing with the New York Rangers. Assuming that the Rangers aren't an option, the Devils might have an edge for geographical reasons as it would keep him close to his family in Greenwich, Conn. That being said, the Penguins have the better shot of winning the Cup in the short-term and that might be enough to tip the scales in their favor.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 03:10:00 PM

Martin St. Louis will reportedly not be back with the Rangers next season.

According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, the Blueshirts and St. Louis are prepared to go their separate ways. It's still unclear if the veteran winger will choose continue his career. St. Louis will turn 40 years of age this Thursday and he's coming off a rather pedestrian season for his standards.
Source: NY Post
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 12:12:00 PM

Martin St. Louis needs time to weigh his options before deciding if he'll return for the 2015-16 campaign.

"It sort of works perfectly for both sides," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. "He is going to think about it, and we will find out where we are money-wise and then go from there." The Rangers aren't expected to have much cap space to spare, so if St. Louis is going to re-sign with the Rangers, it will probably have to be at a discount. He had 21 goals and 52 points in 74 games, but he's about to turn 40 so it wouldn't be surprising to see him decline next season if he decides to play.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 10:07:00 AM

Do not expect to see Martin St. Louis back in a New York Rangers uniform next season.

The soon to be 40-year-old certainly is nearing the end of his career and he could retire rather than testing free agency. St. Louis managed only one goal in 18 playoff games this season after scoring 21 goals and 52 points in the regular season. The undrafted St. Louis certainly had a great NHL career as he has 391 goals and 1,033 points in 1,134 regular season games.
Source: NY Post
Sat, May 30, 2015 08:11:00 AM

Martin St. Louis scored his first goal of the playoffs on Friday.

It was a power play effort for the 39-year-old veteran who now has seven points in 16 post-season games this year. It has been a disappointing performance offensively for St. Louis who is definitely on the down side of his NHL career and should be drafted in the middle to late rounds of pools next season.
Sat, May 23, 2015 07:12:00 AM

Martin St. Louis is projected to remain on the third line for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.

He played on the third line Saturday against Tampa Bay in the first game of the series. St. Louis is still looking for his first goal of the postseason. He has never scored fewer than three goals in his previous six playoff runs and that total came in six contests when he had eight points.
Mon, May 18, 2015 02:04:00 PM

Martin St. Louis was placed on the third line for Game 1 Saturday.

The winger moved down from the first line as he played alongside Carl Hagelin and Dominic Moore. "After looking at games from both of [the Lightning’s first two] series, we just felt that a subtle little change in right wingers on two lines would maybe help us out," coach Alain Vigneault said. St. Louis did not have a shot on goal in Game 1.
Sun, May 17, 2015 07:48:00 AM

As it turns out, Martin St. Louis isn't beginning Game 1 on the New York Rangers' top line.

Instead, it's Kevin Hayes who's skating with Rick Nash and Derick Brassard on the first trio while St. Louis is on with Carl Hagelin and Dominic Moore.
Sat, May 16, 2015 01:17:00 PM

Martin St. Louis was back on the first line in practice Friday.

St. Louis was benched in the third period of Game 7 against Washington as J.T. Miller took his spot on a line with Derick Brassard and Rick Nash but coach Alain Vigneault put Miller back on the fourth line in practice and returned St. Louis to his so-called rightful spot. Stay tuned on Saturday for Game 1 to see if the lineup change remains in effect.
Sat, May 16, 2015 08:00:00 AM

Martin St. Louis scored a pair of goals during the three games between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2014-15 regular season.

These weren't the first three games against his old Tampa Bay club, however. If you'll recall, St. Louis was originally began his career with Calgary after signing as an undrafted 23 year old free agent in 1998. However, he didn't score in those two games. St. Louis recorded 21 goals and 52 points in 74 games for the Rangers this season, but has just a quartet of assists in a dozen postseason games.
Thu, May 14, 2015 08:11:00 PM

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