VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 8: Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks picks his game sticks in the Canucks dressing room before their NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Arena December 8, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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