CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 1: The starting line-up for the Chicago Blackhawks (L-R) Jonathan Toews #19, Brandon Saad #20, Michael Frolik #67, Duncan Keith #2, and Niklas Hjalmarsson #4, stand for the National Anthem during the NHL game against the Nashville Predators on April 01, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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