No. 59/100: Martin St. Louis Honored – If you remember watching this live…you will know that this was one of the more emotional moments of the NHL season. The Tampa Bay Lightning retired Martin St. Louis’ number 26 in a teary eyed ceremony. When St. Louis talks about his late mother, who passed away in May 2014 from a heart attack, not being there to see this moment… you can’t help but feel his pain.
As an undrafted player, St. Louis played over 1,000 games and scored 1,000 points in an NHL career that began with the Calgary Flames in 1998 and ended with the New York Rangers in 2015. A diminutive player who proved the critic wrong en route to being the first player in Tampa Bay history to have his number raised to the rafters.