NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 24: Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils stops a shot in the first period against the Washington Capitals at Prudential Center on January 24, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/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