St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Three
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 21: Steve Ott #29 of the St. Louis Blues and Johnny Oduya #27 of the Chicago Blackhawks chase the puck in front of goalie Corey Crawford #50 of the Blackhawks in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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