CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 10: Dustin Butler, a University of Calgary goaltender warms up with the Vancouver Canucks before their game against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 10, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dustin Butler was called upon as a backup goalie to starting goalie Roberto Luongo since Cory Schneider is out due to illness. (Photo by Derek Leung/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