Spent majority of 2001-02 season on practice roster. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), July 9, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Chekhov (Russia-2), September 25, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Voskresensk (Russia), February 14, 2005. Traded to New Jersey by San Jose with Jim Fahey for Vladimir Malakhov and New Jersey's 1st round choice (later traded to St. Louis - St. Louis selected David Perron) in 2007 Entry Draft, October 1, 2006.
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