SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 23: A banner is raised at Tribute Night for Bill Torrey as the Florida Panthers host the New York Islanders at the BankAtlantic Center on October 23, 2010 in Sunrise, Florida. Torrey was the Florida Panthers original president and was most responsible for putting together the first Panthers team. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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