OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 30: Stephanie Richardson poses for a photo on Hockey Talks night in support of Do It For Daron (D.I.F.D.) prior to an NHL game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on January 30, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/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