RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 12: Young fans watch Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes warm up with the team prior to their NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche at PNC Arena on November 12, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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