New Jersey Devils v Carolina Hurricanes - Game Six
RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 26: Goalie Cam Ward # 30 of the Carolina Hurricanes deflects a shot from the New Jersey Devils during the firrst period of Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 26, 2009 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Steve Dykes/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