ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Colin Smith #37 of the Colorado Avalanche dives for the puck in front of Jakob Silfverberg #33 of the Anaheim Ducks in the first period at Honda Center on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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