TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 11: Jeff Carter #77 and Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings chat during the warm-up prior to playing against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL at the Air Canada Centre on December 11, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/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