Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - Game Four
COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 23: David Savard #58 of the Columbus Blue Jackets slides in an attempt to block the puck as Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins shoots the puck past Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide Arena on April 23, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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