NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29: Chris Neil #25 of the Ottawa Senators is cogratulated by his teammates on his goal in the first period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/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