Greenwich resident St. Louis heading north, traded to Rangers

Greenwich resident and Tampa Bay Lightning's Martin St. Louis finished the NHL regular season with 60 point, most in the league. — photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Lightning

Greenwich resident and Tampa Bay Lightning’s Martin St. Louis will be heading to New York, as he was traded to the Rangers. — photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Lightning

Greenwich resident and Tampa Bay Lightning leading scorer Martin St. Louis will be moving a lot closer to home, as he was traded to the New York Rangers earlier today.

According to TSN, the Lightning forward and captain of the team, was traded to the New York Rangers for Ryan Callahan as well as a 2014 second-round and 2015 first round pick.

TSN also said that the Rangers could get a conditional draft pick that if Callahan resigns with the Lightning.

This season, St. Louis, 38, is having another standout season. He’s currently fifth in the NHL with 29 goals and also has 32 assists in 62 games played. He also has nine power play goals and is eighth in the league. His 29 goals led Tampa Bay this season.

Callahan, the former captain of the Rangers, scored 11 goals and 14 assists in 45 games played this season. He had four power play goals, one short handed goal and two game-winning goals. The last time Callahan found the back of the net was when he scored twice and added an assist during the Feb. 4 game against the Colorado Avalanche.

Several sources said that St. Louis wanted out of Tampa Bay and asked general manager Steve Yzerman for a trade. The New York Rangers were the team that he wanted to play for.

Last year, St. Louis took home his second Art Ross Trophy, as he led the National Hockey League in points with 60 overall during the lockout-shortened season. He won his first Art Ross Trophy during the 2003-04 season, the same year he helped the Tampa Bay Lightning hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup.

In addition, St. Louis has won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy twice, won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most valuable player once and won the Lester B. Peterson Award as the league’s most valuable player chosen by the players in the NHL.

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