COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 12: Antoine Vermette #50 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates past a fan's sign asking to marry her during the pre-game warmups prior to the start of their game against the Anaheim Ducks on December 12, 2009 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
This is a great day for me. This is something I've been thinking about for a long time. This is a great opportunity that the St. Louis Blues organization, (owner) Tom Stillman and Doug Armstrong are giving me and trusting me in doing...This is going to be a great challenge for me.
— Martin Brodeur, after announcing his retirement as an NHL player and becoming a senior adviser with the Blues on Thursday