CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 11: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks including (L-R) Steve Montador #5, Marian Hossa #81, Patrick Kane #88, Duncan Keith #2 and Marcus Kruger #16 wear camouflage jerseys during warm-ups to honor Veterans Day before a game against the Calgary Flames at the United Center on November 11, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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