Stanley Cup Finals - Chicago Blackhawks vs. Philadelphia Flyers - Game Four
PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 04: Fans pose before Game Four of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers at Wachovia Center on June 4, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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