TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 12: B.J. Crombeen #19 and Alex Killorn #17 of the Tampa Bay Lightning share a laugh during pre-game skate against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Times Forum on October 12, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/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