Paul Szczechura of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates in his first NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 2, 2008 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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