BOSTON, MA - MAY 19: Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Boston Bruins skates with the puck past Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 19, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/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