ATLANTA - APRIL 7: Alexander Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena April 7, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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