GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 07: David Perron #57 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates with teammates Jay McKee #77 and Roman Polak #46 after Perron scored a third-period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on April 7, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blues defeated the Coyotes 5-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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