2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Alumni Games
Steve Yzerman #19 of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni waves to the crowd after being announced before the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game Two between the and the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni played outdoors during the Hockeytown Winter Festival at Comerica Park on December 31, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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