Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Six
PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 25: Scott Hartnell #19 and Joffrey Lupul #15 of the Philadelphia Flyers crash into goaltender Marc-Andre Fluery #29 and Brooks Orpik #44 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 25, 2009 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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