Brodeur, who was the senior adviser to the general manager in St. Louis before Wednesday’s official promotion, and the team agreed to a three-year contract.
Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the St. Louis Blues provided comments from Brodeur on May 21:
Brodeur actually played for the Blues for a stretch earlier this season when Brian Elliott was hurt and went 3-3 with one shutout in seven appearances. He retired in January as the NHL’s all-time leader in regular-season wins, shutouts, games played and minutes played. He also led the NHL in postseason starts and shutouts and won three Stanley Cups during his illustrious career.
By any statistical measure, Brodeur is one of the best goalies in the history of the sport, and he can serve as something of a mentor for goaltenders Elliott and Jake Allen moving forward from his new position.
While the front office is typically tasked with finding talent and building for the future, having an asset like Brodeur presents a golden opportunity for the current goalies to learn under a future Hall of Famer.
Brodeur discussed his desire to take on a larger role with the organization before the promotion, per Jeremy P. Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “I really enjoyed it, but we had a conversation that I'd like to do more. I want to learn as much as possible. I think it was a great opportunity for me to be around the team advising. But now after doing that for six months, I'd like to do a little more.”
Now he will have the opportunity to do just that.