Claimed by Columbus from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Traded to NY Islanders by Columbus for NY Islanders' 4th round choice (Jekabs Redlihs) in 2002 Entry Draft, June 22, 2002. Traded to Philadelphia by NY Islanders for Tampa Bay's 7th round choice (previously acquired, NY Islanders selected Chris Campoli) in 2004 Entry Draft, January 22, 2004. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), June 3, 2004.
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