MONTREAL, CANADA - FEBRUARY 16: Goalie Robert Mayer #65 of the Montreal Canadiens shares a laugh prior to the NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers on February 16, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mayer has been called up for tonight's game from the Hamilton Bulldogs to backup goalie Peter Budja. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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