Supreme athlete Martin St. Louis will be retiring from the NHL. St. Louis, who will be retiring in a New York Rangers jersey, has played 16 seasons in the NHL.
Although he probably hates his reputation as the ‘small’ player in the NHL, that’s partially what drove St. Louis to his huge (no pun intended) athletic success. The 40-year-old right-winger stands at just 5 foot 8 inches and 180-pounds, a significantly small stature for a professional hockey player. Despite his size, St. Louis scored big in his career.
In his 1134 regular-season games, St. Louis had 391 goals, with 1033 points. Over his career, he has made headlines on the New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightening, and Calgary Flames.
A Canadian by birth and at heart, St. Louis was part of Team Canada in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, 2009 IIHF World Championship, and the 2014 Socihi Olympics.
St. Louis’ impact in the NHL and hockey in general has been memorable. On ending his career, he said “I have dedicated my life to being the best player I could be and now want to turn more of my focus to my three boys. I look forward to this next chapter of my life and the time I will have with my family.”