COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 25: Jamie Healy (L), Assistant Equipment Manager sharpens the skate of Jakub Voracek #93 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during warmups, prior to the start of the game against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 25, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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