TAMPA, FL - APRIL 5: Dave Andreychuk speaks after his statue is unveiled outside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum before the start of the game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Dallas Stars at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on April 5, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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