NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 5: Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers skates against Kimmo Timonen #44 of the Philadelphia Flyers in the first period at Madison Square Garden on February 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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