NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 15: Niklas Kronwall #55 of the Detroit Red Wings battles against Patric Hornqvist #27 of the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena on December 15, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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