VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 5: Vancouver Canucks trainer Jamie Hendricks walks through the team's newly refurbished dressing room prior to the start of a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at General Motors Place on October 5, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Canucks play their 2009-2010 season home-opener tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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