Rangers' Martin St. Louis announces retirement


Rangers’ Martin St. Louis announces retirement

New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is retiring after 16 NHL seasons, seven All Star selections and one Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. St. Louis made the announcement Thursday, roughly a month after helping the Rangers reach the Eastern Conference finals, where they lost to the Lightning in seven games. The 40-year-old St. Louis was uncertain whether he would return for another season after the Rangers were eliminated, but it was clear that New York was not going to bring him back.

St. Louis had 391 goals and 642 assists in 1,134 regular season games with the Calgary Flames, Lightning and Rangers. He won the Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2004 and the Art Ross Trophy as the league top scorer in 2004 with 94 points.

Sather stepping down as Rangers' GM, will stay as president


Sather stepping down as Rangers’ GM, will stay as president

Glen Sather didn’t get a chance to raise the Stanley Cup as general manager of the New York Rangers, so he’ll just have to settle for making them a lot better in his 15 seasons in charge. Sather on Wednesday announced that he was stepping down as the Rangers general manager and being replaced by longtime assistant Jeff Gorton. The past four years have been the best part of the run, with the Rangers making the Eastern Conference finals three times and playing for the Stanley Cup in 2014 against the Los Angeles Kings.

Sather, who led the Oilers to four Cups as their coach and one as the general manager, said the past four years have been fun, adding the best time he had was criticizing the officials over a goal in the Cup finals against the Kings, who won the tight series in five games. It was disappointing and you think back over the years and what happened and what could have happened and how close things were, all those moments will live forever in my mind,“ Sather said.