Traded to Colorado by Chicago for Roman Vopat and Los Angeles' 6th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Ottawa Ottawa selected Martin Prusek) in 1999 Entry Draft, November 10, 1998. Suffered career-ending torn rotator cuff injury in game vs. Philadelphia, February 14, 1999.
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