TAMPA, FL - APRIL 3: Alex Killorn #17 and Ondrej Palat #18 of the Tampa Bay Lightning joke around during the pre game skate prior to the game against the Calgary Flames at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on April 3, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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