UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 28: P.A. Parenteau #38 (R) of the New York Rangers (R) scores his first goal of teh season in the first period against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on October 28, 2009 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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