ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Troy Bodie #50 of the Anaheim Ducks looks to pass as he is defended by Shaun Heshka #21 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period at Honda Center on September 16, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/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