Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers - Game Six
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 22: Braydon Coburn #5 of the Philadelphia Flyers defends goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov #30 against James Neal #18 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 22, 2012 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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