PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 08: Sean Couturier #14, Braydon Coburn #5, Zac Rinaldo #36, and Nicklas Grossmann #8 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrate Coburn's first period goal against the Florida Panthers on October 8, 2013 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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