Kreider said that he waited to tell St. Louis that he had his poster on his wall until St. Louis retired, saying "I didn't tell him when he was still on my line." (ESPN.com)
Kreider said that St. Louis meant a lot to him and that it's "special" to call him a friend. He adds that both of his parents went to Vermont and that St. Louis was their favorite player.
He added, "he's just an awesome guy and I feel lucky to have played with him and pick his brain on a day-to-day basis."
St. Louis' relationship with Kreider has been mentioned before.