DENVER, CO - APRIL 19: Goalie Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche collects the puck as Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild and Charlie Coyle #3 of the Minnesota Wild pressure the goal and Nick Holden #2 and Jan Hejda #8 of the Colorado Avalanche help defend in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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