Phoenix Coyotes vs. Detroit Red Wings - Game Three
DETROIT - APRIL 18: Matthew Lombardi #15 of the Phoenix Coyotes battles for the puck with Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 18, 2010 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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