Selected by Cleveland (WHA) in 1973 WHA Amateur Draft, June, 1973. Traded to St. Louis by California for Glenn Patrick, July 18, 1974. WHA rights claimed by Phoenix (WHA) from Cleveland (WHA) in WHA Expansion Draft, June, 1975. Traded to Cincinnati (WHA) by Phoenix (WHA) for Gary Veneruzzo, November, 1975.
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