Martin St. Louis, a seven-time All-Star who played in the NHL for 16 seasons, retired Thursday.
The 40-year-old right wing tallied 391 goals and 642 assists in 1,134 games for the Calgary Flames (1998-2000), the Tampa Bay Lightning (2000-14) and the New York Rangers (2014-15). He was named to the All-NHL first team once and to the second team four times.
"I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride," St. Louis said. "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."
St. Louis, a native of Laval, Quebec, started his career as an undrafted free agent with the Flames in 1998 after an All-American career at Vermont.
His best NHL season came in 2003-04, when he tallied 94 points and won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player while leading Tampa Bay to the Stanley Cup.
St. Louis won two Art Ross Trophies as the league's leading scorer (2003-04 and 2012-13) and three Lady Byng Memorial Trophies (2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13) for his "sportsmanship and gentlemanly play combined with a high standard of playing ability." He also led the league in assists in 2003-04 (56) and 2012-13 (43 in 48 games played).
He played 80 or more games nine times, skating in all 82 in seven of eight seasons from 2002-03 through 2010-11.
St. Louis also was a member of the Canadian team that won the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and was part of Canada's gold medal-winning team at the 2014 Winter Games.
"I have had the good fortune of working with some incredible players and trainers throughout my career who I am grateful to also call good friends," St. Louis said. "I am also thankful to all of the fans who have supported me through the years; it has meant so much to me. I have dedicated my life to being the best player I could be and now want to turn more of my focus to my three boys. I look forward to this next chapter of my life and the time I will have with my family."