BOSTON, MA - MAY 14: The Boston Bruins skate before Game Seven of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the TD Garden on May 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/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