WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 28: Jacob Trouba #8 of the Winnipeg Jets leaves the ice after taking the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action against the Nashville Predators at the MTS Centre on January 28, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Trouba and his teammates donned commemorative jerseys in honor of Rick Rypien and the Hockey Talks Mental Awareness Initiative. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/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