BOSTON - APRIL 16: Marc Savard #91 of the Boston Bruins skates after the puck against Saku Koivu #11 of the Montreal Canadiens during Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Banknorth Garden on April 16, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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