DETROIT, MI - APRIL 05: Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings handles the puck while Adam Henrique #14 of the New Jersey Devils reaches after during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on April 5, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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