NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 7: J.T. Miller #47 and Darroll Powe #8 of the New York Rangers practice during warm-ups for their first home game as a Ranger prior to the start against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden on February 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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