Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders - Game Six
UNIONDALE, NY - MAY 11: Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders stops Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins on a breakaway in the first period in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 11, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. Jarome Iginla #12 of the Penguins picked up the rebound and scored. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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