TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 14: Alex Killorn #17 and Cory Conacher #89 of the Tampa Bay Lightning fight for control of the puck with Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals during the first period of the game at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on February 14, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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