BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 25: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins leads his team out to the ice for warm ups prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the TD Garden on November 25, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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