FIVE YEARS AGO
NEW YORK RANGERS ACQUIRE: Martin St-Louis
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING ACQUIRE: Ryan Callahan, 2014 conditional second-round pick, 2015 first-round pick
Plucked off the scrap heap before becoming the greatest player in franchise history – one who played nearly 1,000 games in Tampa Bay, set numerous franchise records and wore the ‘C’ – Martin St-Louis seemed destined to end his career as a member of the Lightning. But any chance St-Louis and the Lightning had at a storybook ending fell apart when Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman, serving in his post as architect of the 2014 Canadian Olympic team, left the 38-year-old winger off the club. The prideful St-Louis was stung, and despite later being named to Team Canada as an injury replacement, a trade request followed the perceived snub.
About the Author
Jared Clinton is a writer and web editor with The Hockey News. He's been with the team since 2014. He was born, raised and resides in Winnipeg, where he can be found missing the net on outdoor rinks all over town.