BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 29: Matthew Topolski, 12, of Lockport, New York, snaps a photo as the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins skate in warmups on December 29, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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