Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks - Game Three
VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 5: Vancouver Canuck fans celebrate while waiting for the start of Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs at General Motors Place on May 5, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via 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