LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Jack Johnson #3 of the Los Angeles Kings reacts as he keeps R.J. Umberger #18 of the Columbus Blue Jackets from the puck in front of Jonathan Quick #32 during the first period at Staples Center on January 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/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