Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Four
CHICAGO - MAY 07: Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks checks Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks off of his skates during the first period of Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 7, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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