EDMONTON, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 23: Ryan Malone #6 of the Tampa Bay Lightning cuts to the net with Magnus Paajarvi #91of the Edmonton Oilers right behind him, while Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk #40 is in goal on September 23, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/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