From the speakers
Rick Peckham, Lightning TV play-by-play announcer:
"Heart. You're going to hear that a lot tonight. For 13 seasons, he laid his heart on the line."
John Tortorella, former Lightning and current Blue Jackets coach:
"He was stubborn. He was convicted. He had questions upon questions … about trying to find a better way to do it, find a better way to beat that team, to beat that opponent, that player.
"He is a man who has been told 'no' so many times in his career. I just have so much respect for him in how he did it.
"Marty had a chip on his shoulder down to his ankle."
Steve Yzerman, Lightning general manager:
"I will remember him as one of the most exciting players to play the game."
Commissioner Gary Bettman:
"Your number in the rafters should be an inspiration for people for years to come."
Jeff Vinik, Lightning owner:
"This is one of the most important days in the history of the franchise. …
"(Stanley Cup final) Game 6, 2004 in Calgary on Marty St. Louis' game-winning goal. That's when I got to meet Marty St. Louis."
Steven Stamkos, Lightning captain and former teammate:
Upon meeting St. Louis for the first time: "I'm not going to lie, it was a little intimidating. …
"I knew when I first met you that you would be a guy I'd look up my whole career. Well, not in a literal sense. …
"Two things that stick out at me the most was your devotion to your family and your love for the game. …
"He was, and still is, and I think he forever will be the heart and soul of this organization."