BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 26: Nathan Gerbe #42 of the Buffalo Sabres is framed by extra hockey sticks at the players' bench while warming up to play the New Jersey Devils at HSBC Arena on March 26, 2011 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