New St. Louis Blues goaltender Martin Brodeur talks with reporters after signing a one year deal with the team in Hazelwood, Missouri on December 2, 2014. Brodeur has played his entire National Hockey League career with the New Jersey Devils and is regarded as one of the greatest goaltenders of all time. The Blues number one goaltender, Brian Elliott is Òweek-to-weekÓ with a lower-body injury.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

New St. Louis Blues goaltender Martin Brodeur talks with reporters after signing a one year deal with the team in Hazelwood, Missouri on December 2, 2014.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Martin Brodeur, one of the most decorated goaltenders in NHL history, officially announced his retirement as a player during a press conference at Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Thursday.  The 42 year old was A 10-time NHL All-Star, with three Stanley Cup titles to his name and he was a Vezina Trophy winner four times and the Jennings Trophy winner five times.

Brodeur, who played with the St. Louis Blues this season, will remain with the organization and was named as senior advisor to general manager Doug Armstrong.

“This is a great day for me,” Brodeur said. “I’m excited to start a new chapter in my hockey career. It’s something I’ve been thinking about.”

The Montreal native set records for wins, shutouts and games played by a goaltender while playing the first 21 years of a spectacular 22-year career for the New Jersey Devils.  He played in seven games with the Blues this year, going 3-3 with a 2.86 GAA.

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