Rangers' Martin St. Louis Retires After 16 Seasons, 391 Goals

  • St. Louis spent one full season with NHL's Rangers after trade
  • 40-year-old right wing twice led NHL in scoring during career

Martin St. Louis of the New York Rangers retired from the National Hockey League after a 16-year career in which he scored 1,033 points in 1,134 regular-season games and twice led the league in scoring.

The 40-year-old St. Louis had 21 goals and 31 assists in 74 games for the Rangers last season. It was his first full season in New York after joining the Rangers in a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2013-14 season.

St. Louis spent two seasons with the Calgary Flames at the start of his NHL career and then 13 seasons with the Lightning, leading the NHL in scoring in 2004 and 2013. A right wing who started his NHL career in 1998 as an undrafted free agent, St. Louis was voted the league’s Most Valuable Player in 2003-04, when he had 38 goals and 56 assists in leading the Lightning to a Stanley Cup title.

“It has been an amazing ride,” St. Louis, who scored 391 career goals, said in a statement. “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 finishes his career with seven 30-goal seasons.

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