ST. PAUL, MN - MARCH 31: Willie Mitchell #33 of the Los Angeles Kings and Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild battle for control of the puck during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on March 31, 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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