CALGARY, AB - APRIL 20: Warren Peters #63, Curtis Glencross #20, Eric Nystrom #23, Adrian Aucoin #33 and Jim Vandermeer #4 of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 20, 2009 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/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