NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 23: Starting goaltenders Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils and Curtis Sanford #30 of the Columbus Blue Jackets stretch during warmups prior to the start of the game at the Prudential Center on November 23, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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