ST. PAUL, MN - JANUARY 19: Fans wait for the gates to open for the season opener between the Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche on January 19, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/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