UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 19: A fan shows his support for Alexander Semin #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes (not pictured) prior to the game against the New York Islanders on October 19, 2013 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/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