With good puckhandling and good decision making, Alexei Cherepanov is an offensive forward with great acceleration and a nose for the net. He has a quick release and can shoot the puck at top speed. Cherepanov broke Pavel Bure's rookie record with 18 goals in the Russian league in 2006-07 and was named Top forward at the World Junior Championship.
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