WINNIPEG, MB - FEBRUARY 27: Blake Wheeler #26 of the Winnipeg Jets gets a glove in the face as teammate Bryan Little #18 tries to hold on to David Moss #18 of the Phoenix Coyotes during a shoving match in first period action in an NHL game at the MTS Centre on February 27, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/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