VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 23: Stan Smyl, senior advisor to the general manager of the Vancouver Canucks, presents Henrik Sedin #33 of the Canucks with a solid silver hockey stick to commemorate his 1,000th NHL game before playing the Buffalo Sabres at Rogers Arena March 23, 2014 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