VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 7: Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks is congratulated by teammates Alex Burrows #14 and Alexander Edler #23 after scoring during their game at General Motors Place on April 7, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Canucks won 4-1. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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