BERLIN - OCTOBER 08: Derek Roy #9 of the Buffalo Sabres prepares his stick in the dressing room before playing the Los Angeles Kings at the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere at O2 World Arena on October 8, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (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