COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 14: Ryan Johansen #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates his first period goal with teammates Fedor Tyutin #51 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Artem Anisimov #42 of the Columbus Blue Jackets on December 14, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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