NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers hits Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings against the boards during the first period at Madison Square Garden on November 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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