BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24: Andrew Shaw #65 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates in the locker room after winning the Stanley Cup when his team defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game Six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Chicago Blackhawks won the series 4-2 to win the Stanley Cup. (Photo by Dave Sandford/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