UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 02: (L-R) Chicago Blackhawks Olympic medal winners Patrick Kane of the Untited States, Brent Seabrook, Jonathan Toews, and Duncan Keith of Canada pose for a photo prior to playing the New York Islanders on March 2, 2010 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.
— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday