ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 8: Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues and other players wear a patch to honor former Blues Igor Korolev and Pavol Demitra before an NHL game against the Chicago Blackhawks on November 8, 2011 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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