DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 30: Jake Gardiner #51 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates his first period gaol with teammates while playing the Detroit Red Wings during a pre season game at Joe Louis Arena on September 30, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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