DETROIT, MI - MARCH 28: Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings walks back from warm-ups before an NHL game against the Chicago Black Hawks at Joe Louis Arena on March 28, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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