Signed as a free agent by Martin (Slovak-2), October 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Vsetin (CzRep), October 7, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Malmo (Sweden), January 28, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Cherepovets (Russia), September 2, 2005.
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