Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings - Game Four
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Towels sit on the seats prior to the game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Vancouver Canucks in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on April 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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