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Royal blue, gold, navy blue, white[1][2]                    

Media FS Midwest KMOX
KMOX
Newsradio (1120 AM)

Owner(s) St. Louis
St. Louis
Blues Hockey Club, Inc.

General manager Doug Armstrong

Head coach Mike Yeo

Captain Alex Pietrangelo

Minor league affiliates Tulsa Oilers
Tulsa Oilers
(ECHL)

Stanley Cups 0

Conference championships 0

Presidents' Trophy 1 (1999–2000)

Division championships 9 (1968–69, 1969–70, 1976–77, 1980–81, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1999–2000, 2011–12, 2014–15)

Official website nhl.com/blues

The St. Louis
St. Louis
Blues are a professional ice hockey team in St. Louis, Missouri. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL). The Blues play their home games at the 19,150-seat Scottrade Center
Scottrade Center
in downtown St. Louis.[3] Scottrade Center
Scottrade Center
is the second home arena of the Blues, with the team first playing at St. Louis
St. Louis
Arena from 1967 to 1994. The team is named after the famous W. C. Handy
W. C. Handy
song "Saint Louis Blues." The franchise was founded in 1967 as an expansion team during the league's 1967 NHL Expansion, which expanded the league from six teams to twelve. The Blues are the oldest active-NHL team never to have won the Stanley Cup, although they played in the Stanley Cup Finals three times in 1968, 1969 and 1970. The Blues share a rivalry with the Chicago
Chicago
Blackhawks, sharing the same division since 1970. The team presently has one minor league affiliate, the Tulsa Oilers
Tulsa Oilers
of the ECHL.

Contents

1 Franchise history

1.1 Beginnings and Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
Finals' appearances (1967–1970) 1.2 Financial problems, Near-relocation, and playoff streak (1970–1987) 1.3 Brett Hull
Brett Hull
era (1988–1998) 1.4 End of the playoff streak, lockout, and rebuild (1998–2010) 1.5 Turning point (2010–present)

2 Team information

2.1 Arena 2.2 Attendance 2.3 Jerseys 2.4 Mascot 2.5 Radio and television

3 Traditions 4 Season-by-season record 5 Coaches 6 Players

6.1 Current roster 6.2 Team captains 6.3 Hall of Fame members 6.4 Retired numbers 6.5 First-round draft picks 6.6 Franchise regular season scoring leaders 6.7 Franchise playoff scoring leaders

7 NHL awards and trophies 8 Franchise individual records 9 References 10 External links

Franchise history[edit] Beginnings and Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
Finals' appearances (1967–1970)[edit]

Jim Roberts was the first selected skater by the Blues in the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft. He played with the Blues from 1967 to 1972.

The Blues were one of the six teams added to the NHL in the 1967 expansion, along with the Minnesota North Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins
and California Seals. St. Louis was the last of the six expansion teams to gain entry into the League, chosen over Baltimore
Baltimore
at the insistence of the Chicago
Chicago
Black Hawks. The Black Hawks were owned by the influential Wirtz family of Chicago, which also owned the decrepit St. Louis
St. Louis
Arena. The Wirtzes sought to unload the arena, which had not been well-maintained since the 1940s, and thus pressed the NHL to give the franchise to St. Louis, which had not submitted a formal expansion bid. NHL president Clarence Campbell
Clarence Campbell
said during the 1967 expansion meetings that, "We want a team in St. Louis
St. Louis
because of the city's geographical location and the fact that it has an adequate building."[4] The team's first owners were insurance tycoon Sid Salomon Jr., his son, Sid Salomon III, and Robert L. Wolfson, who were granted the franchise in 1966. Sid Salomon III convinced his initially wary father to make a bid for the team. Former St. Louis
St. Louis
Cardinals great Stan Musial and Musial's business partner Julius "Biggie" Garagnani were also members of the 16-man investment group that made the initial formal application for the franchise.[4] Garagnani would never see the Blues franchise take the ice, as he died from a heart attack on June 19, 1967, less than three months before the Blues played their first preseason game.[5] Upon acquiring the franchise in 1966, Salomon then spent several million dollars on extensive renovations for the 38-year-old arena, which increased the number of seats from 12,000 to 15,000. The Blues were originally coached by Lynn Patrick, who resigned in late November after recording a 4–13–2 record. He was replaced by assistant coach Scotty Bowman, who thereafter led the team to a winning record for the rest of the season. Although the League's rules effectively kept star players with the original six teams, the Blues managed to stand out in the inferior Western Division. Capitalizing on a playoff format that required an expansion team to make it to the Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
Finals, the Blues reached the Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
Finals in each of their first three seasons, though they were swept first by the Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
in 1968 and 1969, then by the Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
in 1970. While the first Blues teams included aging and fading veterans like Doug Harvey, Don McKenney
Don McKenney
and Dickie Moore, the goaltending tandem of veterans Glenn Hall
Glenn Hall
and Jacques Plante
Jacques Plante
proved more durable, winning a Vezina Trophy
Vezina Trophy
in 1969 behind a sterling defense that featured players like skilled defensive forward Jim Roberts, team captain Al Arbour
Al Arbour
and hardrock brothers Bob and Barclay Plager. Phil Goyette
Phil Goyette
won the Lady Byng Trophy for the Blues in 1970 and New York Rangers
New York Rangers
castoff Red Berenson became the expansion team's first major star at center. The arena quickly became one of the loudest buildings in the NHL, a reputation it maintained throughout its tenure as the Blues' home. During that time, Salomon gained a reputation throughout the NHL as the top players' owner. He gave his players cars, signed them to deferred contracts and treated them to vacations in Florida. The players, used to being treated like mere commodities, felt the only way they could pay him back was to give their best on the ice every night.[6] Financial problems, Near-relocation, and playoff streak (1970–1987)[edit] The Blues' successes in the late 1960s, however, did not continue into the 1970s, as the Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
playoff format changed and the Chicago Black Hawks were moved into the Western Division. The Blues lost Bowman, who joined the Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
following a power-sharing dispute with Sid Salomon III (who was taking an increasing role in team affairs),[6] as well as Hall, Plante, Goyette and ultimately Berenson, who were all lost to retirement or trade. The Berenson trade, however, did bring then- Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
star center Garry Unger, who ultimately scored 30 goals in eight consecutive seasons while breaking the NHL's consecutive games played record. Defensively, however, the Blues were less than stellar and saw Chicago
Chicago
and the Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers
overtake the Division. After missing the playoffs for the first time in 1973–74, the Blues ended up in the Smythe Division after a League realignment. This division was particularly weak, and in 1976–77, the Blues won it while finishing five games below .500, though this would be their last playoff appearance in the decade.

Drafted by the Blues in 1976, Bernie Federko
Bernie Federko
played with the team from 1976 to 1989. He holds the record for games played with the Blues.

In the meantime, the franchise was on the brink of financial collapse. This was partly due to the pressures of the World Hockey Association (WHA), but mostly the result of financial decisions made when the Salomons first acquired the franchise. Deferred contracts came due just as the Blues' performance began to slip. At one point, the Salomons cut the team's staff down to three employees. One of them was Emile Francis, who served as team president, general manager and head coach, who convinced then-chairman R. Hal Dean of the St. Louis-based pet food giant Ralston Purina
Ralston Purina
to buy the team, arena and the 8.8 million dept. The Salomons followed suit as they sold the team to that company on July 27, 1977. However, Ralston said that this was only temporary until they found a stable owner in St. Louis. Ralston renamed the arena the "Checkerdome." After two awful years including finishing with a franchise low 18-50-12 record with 48 points (still the worst season in franchise history) in 1979, the Blues made the playoffs the following year, the first of 25 consecutive postseason appearances. After being one of the worst teams a couple years ago, they were one of the best in 1981, as they finished with a then franchise best record of 45-18-17 record which translated to 107 points and the second-best record in the League. 10 players reached at least 20 goals including Wayne Babych, future Hall of Famer Bernie Federko, and team captain Brian Sutter. They also had strong goal tending led by Mike Liut. As of the result, they would get rewarded as Red Berenson
Red Berenson
won the Jack Adams Award, Mike Liut
Mike Liut
finished a close second to Wanye Gretzky in the Hart Trophy
Hart Trophy
voting, and earned the top spot on the NHL All-Star Team, Larry Patey
Larry Patey
finished third in the Frank J. Selke Trophy voting, and Blake Dunlop
Blake Dunlop
won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Their regular season success, however, did not transfer into the playoffs, as they were eliminated by the New York Rangers
New York Rangers
in the second round 2-4 after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins
in the first round 3-2. The Blues would underachieve greatly the following year as they posted a 32-40-8 but they beat the Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets 3-1 in the Norris Division Semi-Finals before dropping to the Chicago
Chicago
Black Hawks in the Norris Division 2-4. While the Blues were somewhat succeeding on-ice, they were struggling off the ice, as Purina lost an estimated $1.8 million a year during its six-year ownership of the Blues, but took the losses philosophically, having taken over out of a sense of civic responsibility. In 1981, Purina's longtime chairman, R. Hal Dean, retired. His successor, William Stiritz, wanted to refocus on the core pet food business, and had no interest in hockey. He saw the Blues as just another money-bleeding division, and put the team on the market and although companies were interested in buying the team and made plans, they didn't have the cash to do it. On January 12, 1983, Batoni-Hunter Enterprises, Ltd led by WHA and Edmonton
Edmonton
Oilers founder Bill Hunter would make an offer purchase as he had a $43 million 18,000 seat stadium ready for the 1984 season in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. While the fan base was stunned, The players were aware of this as there were being dealt brochures on December 7, 1982 as the Blues faced the Oilers that said " Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan
in the NHL". These distractions would greatly affect their performance as they entered to the playoffs with a 25-40-15 record in the 1983 season, good enough for 65 points. This led to a Norris Division semi-finals exit against the Chicago
Chicago
Black Hawks. following their playoff exit, Ralston authorized the deal to Hunter's renamed company Coliseum Holdings, Ltd for $12 million on April 21st.[7] Emile Francis
Emile Francis
would call it quits on May 2 as he left for the Hartford Whalers
Hartford Whalers
to become president and general manager. The Blues then managed to fire 60% of it's organization. The remaining staff included the accounting department, scouting staff and coach Barclay Plager. They waited for an authorization by 75% of the NHL Board of Governors for the sale and transfer of the club. However, the NHL Board of Governors rejected the deal by a 15–3 vote on May 18. The NHL felt that the market was too small and it wouldn't be financially stable. [8] Ralston would then file a $60 million anti-trust lawsuit in US District Court against the NHL. They claimed that they broke federal anti-trust laws and breached the duty of good faith and fair dealing by voting to reject the sale and transfer of the Blues to Coliseum Holdings, Ltd. They also requested to the court that they do not continue operating the team and the defendants to interfere with the sale of the team. On June 3, Ralston announced that they had no interest in running the team anymore. Because they were not required to participate in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft they did not send a representative, which led The Blues to forfeiting their picks. The following day after the draft, the NHL would file a $78 million counter-suit against Ralston, accusing that "damaging the league by willfully, wantonly and maliciously collapsing its St. Louis
St. Louis
Blues hockey operation." NHL also said that Ralston broke a league rule that an owner had to give two years notice before dissolving a franchise.[9] Ralston called the counter-suit "ridiculous" and threaten the league that if they did not accept the offer by June 14, they would disestablish the team and sell off players and assets to other teams.[10] The Broad of Governors would reject the offer and "terminated" the team on June 13 one day before Ralston's supposed deadline, which the league took over control of the franchise and began searching for a new owner as Then-NHL president John Ziegler said they would try to keep the team in St. Louis. But, the league had a deadline, that if no owner was found by August 6, they would disestablish the team by holding a special player draft. On July 27, 1983, ten days before the deadline, The NHL would approve the purchase of Harry Ornest and a group of St. Louis-based investors for the team and the arena, who was making plans in late-March to buy the team, and he built up his efforts in late June to have enough money. Ornest immediately reverted the name of the team's home to the St. Louis Arena.[11] Ornest ran the Blues on a shoestring budget, though the players did not mind. According to Sutter, they wanted to stay in St. Louis because it reminded them of the rural Canadian towns where many of them grew up. For instance, Ornest asked many players to defer their salaries to help meet operating costs, but the players always got paid in the end. During most of his tenure, the Blues had only 26 players under contract – 23 in St. Louis, plus three on their farm team, the Montana Magic. Most NHL teams during the mid-1980s had over 60 players under contract.[12] Despite being run on the cheap, the Blues remained competitive even though they never finished more than six games over .500 in Ornest's three years as owner. During this time, Doug Gilmour, drafted by St. Louis
St. Louis
in 1982, emerged as a star. While the Blues remained competitive, they were unable to keep many of their young players. More often than not, several of the Blues' emerging stars ended up as Calgary Flames, and the sight of Flames executive Al MacNeil
Al MacNeil
was always greeted with dread. In fact, several of the Blues' young stars, such as Rob Ramage, Joe Mullen and Gilmour, were main cogs in the Flames' 1989 Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
win. Sutter and Federko were the only untouchables on the Blues.[12] By 1986, the team reached the Campbell Conference
Campbell Conference
Finals against the Flames. Doug Wickenheiser's overtime goal in Game 6 to cap a furious comeback remains one of the greatest moments in team history (known locally as the "Monday Night Miracle"), but the Blues lost Game 7, 2–1. After that season, Ornest sold the team to a group led by St. Louis
St. Louis
businessman Michael Shanahan. Brett Hull
Brett Hull
era (1988–1998)[edit]

The Blues acquired Brett Hull
Brett Hull
through a trade in 1987. Playing with the team until 1998, he holds the record for goal scored with the team.

St. Louis
St. Louis
kept chugging along through the late 1980s and early 1990s. General manager Ron Caron
Ron Caron
made astute moves, landing forwards Brett Hull, Adam Oates
Adam Oates
and Brendan Shanahan, defenseman Al MacInnis
Al MacInnis
and goaltender Curtis Joseph, among others. While the Blues contended during this time period, they never passed the second round of the playoffs. Nonetheless, their on-ice success was enough for a consortium of 19 companies to buy the team. They also provided the capital to build the Kiel Center (now the Scottrade Center), which opened in 1994. Hull, nicknamed the "Golden Brett" (a reference to his father, NHL legend Bobby Hull, who was nicknamed the "Golden Jet"), became one of the League's top stars and a scoring sensation, netting 86 goals in 1990–91 en route to earning the Hart Memorial Trophy
Hart Memorial Trophy
as the league's most valuable player. Hull's 86 goals set the record for most goals in a single season by a right-winger (and the third-most overall at the time). Only Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky
found the net more than Hull during any given three-year period. Despite posting the second-best regular season record in the entire league in 1990–91, the Blues were upset in the second round of the playoffs to the Minnesota North Stars, a defeat that was symbolic of St. Louis' playoff struggles. Mike Keenan
Mike Keenan
was hired as both general manager and coach prior to the abbreviated 1995 season, with the hope that he could cure the postseason turmoil Blues fans had endured for years. Keenan instituted major changes, including trades that sent away fan favorites Brendan Shanahan and Curtis Joseph, as well as the acquisition of the legendary-but-aging Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky
and goaltender Grant Fuhr, both from the declining Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles Kings
(due to public criticism from Keenan, Gretzky left for the New York Rangers
New York Rangers
as an unrestricted free agent following the season, in spite of a more lucrative contract offer from the Blues). In spite of all he was prophesied to accomplish, Keenan's playoff resume with St. Louis
St. Louis
included a first-round exit in 1995 and a second-round exit in 1996, and he was subsequently fired on December 19, 1996. Caron was reinstated as interim general manager for the rest of season, and general manager Larry Pleau
Larry Pleau
was hired on June 9, 1997. However, this did not stop Hull, who had a lengthy feud with Keenan, from leaving for the Dallas Stars
Dallas Stars
in 1998. He went on to win the Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
with the Stars the next year, scoring a controversial goal on the Buffalo Sabres' Dominik Hasek to clinch the Cup for Dallas. By the time the decade ended, the Blues were the only NHL team to make the playoffs in all ten years of the 90s. End of the playoff streak, lockout, and rebuild (1998–2010)[edit] Defenseman Chris Pronger
Chris Pronger
(acquired from the Hartford Whalers
Hartford Whalers
in 1995 for Brendan Shanahan), Keith Tkachuk, Pavol Demitra, Pierre Turgeon, Al MacInnis
Al MacInnis
and goaltender Roman Turek
Roman Turek
kept the Blues a contender in the NHL. In 1999–2000, the team notched a franchise-record 114 points during the regular season, earning the Presidents' Trophy
Presidents' Trophy
for the League's best record. However, they were stunned by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the 2000 playoffs in seven games. In 2001, the Blues advanced to the Western Conference Finals before bowing out in five games to the eventual champions, the Colorado Avalanche. Nonetheless, the team remained competitive for the next three years, despite never reaching past the second round in the playoffs. Despite years of mediocrity and the stigma of never being able to "take the next step," the Blues were a playoff presence every year from 1980 to 2004 – the third longest streak in North American professional sports history (all three of which being held by NHL teams), but they never won Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
Championships, nor made a finals appearances. In fact, they made it to the conference finals only two times in their streak (1986 and 2001). Amid several questionable personnel moves and an unstable ownership situation, the Blues finished the 2005–06 season with their worst record in 27 years. They missed the playoffs for only the fourth time in franchise history. Moreover, for the first time in club history, the normally excellent support seen by St. Louisans began to fade away, with crowds normally numbering around 12,000, a far cry from the team's normal high (about 18,000 in a 19,500 seat arena). Wal-Mart heir Nancy Walton Laurie and her husband Bill purchased the Blues in 1999. On June 17, 2005, the Lauries announced that they would sell the team. Bill Laurie, a former point guard at Memphis State University, had long desired to buy and move a National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA) team to St. Louis
St. Louis
(coming close to achieving this in 1999, with an unsuccessful attempt to purchase the then-Vancouver Grizzlies), and it was thought that this desire caused him to neglect the Blues. On September 29, 2005, it was announced that the Lauries had signed an agreement to sell the Blues to SCP Worldwide, a consulting and investment group headed by former Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
president Dave Checketts. On November 14, 2005, the Blues announced that SCP Worldwide had officially withdrawn from negotiations to buy the team. On December 27, 2005, it was announced that the Blues had signed a letter of intent to exclusively negotiate with General Sports and Entertainment, LLC. However, after the period of exclusivity, SCP entered the picture again. On March 24, 2006, the Lauries completed the sale of the Blues and the lease to the Savvis Center to SCP and TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm. The Blues are currently the only team in the four major North American sports (ice hockey, basketball, baseball, and American football) to be owned by a private equity firm.

Keith Tkachuk
Keith Tkachuk
played for the Blues from 2000 to 2006 and again from 2007 to 2010. During his time with the team he became the third American player to score 500 goals, and the sixth American player to reach 1000 points.

Following the disappointing 2005–06 season, which saw the Blues with the worst record in the NHL, the new management focused on rebuilding the franchise. Under new management, the Blues promptly installed John Davidson as president of hockey operations, moving Pleau to a mostly advisory role. The former New York Rangers
New York Rangers
goaltender promptly made multiple blockbuster deals, picking up Jay McKee, Bill Guerin
Bill Guerin
and Manny Legace
Manny Legace
from free agency, and bringing Doug Weight
Doug Weight
back to St. Louis after a brief (and productive) stopover in Carolina. Weight was again traded in December 2007 to the Anaheim Ducks, along with a minor league player, in exchange for Andy McDonald. At the beginning of the 2006–07 season, the Blues looked to be competitive in the Central Division. However, injuries plagued the team all season, and the lack of a bona fide scorer hampered them as well. Fan support was sluggish during the first half of the campaign, and the end of the calendar year was capped by an 11-game losing streak. On December 11, 2006, the Blues fired Head coach Mike Kitchen
Mike Kitchen
and replaced him with former Los Angeles Kings head coach Andy Murray.[13] Davidson also installed a strong development program under Head Scout Jarmo Kekalainen, using the team's raft of high draft picks in 2006 and 2007 to select highly touted prospects such as T. J. Oshie, Erik Johnson
Erik Johnson
and David Perron. On January 4, 2007, the Blues had a record of 6–1–3 in their previous ten games, which was the best in the NHL during that stretch. Despite a healthy 24-point jump from the previous season, the strain of playing in a conference where seven teams finished with more than 100 points kept them out of the playoffs for the second year in a row. Immediately prior to the 2007 NHL trade deadline, the Blues traded several key players, including as Bill Guerin, Keith Tkachuk
Keith Tkachuk
and Dennis Wideman, in exchange for draft picks, though they later re-signed Tkachuk during the subsequent off-season. Brad Boyes, picked up from the Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
in exchange for Wideman, became the fastest Blues player to reach 40 goals since Brett Hull, doing so during the 2007–08 season. During the 2007 off-season, the Blues signed free agent Paul Kariya
Paul Kariya
to a three-year contract worth $18 million, re-signed defenseman Barret Jackman
Barret Jackman
to a one-year contract, lost their captain Dallas Drake
Dallas Drake
to the Detroit Red Wings, and traded prospect Carl Soderberg to the Bruins in exchange for yet more depth in the goal crease, Hannu Toivonen. On October 2, 2007, the Blues finalized the season-starting roster, which included rookies David Perron, Steven Wagner and Erik Johnson. On October 10, 2007, the Blues introduced a new mascot, Louie. Two months later, they traded Doug Weight, a 38-year-old four-time All-Star center, to the Anaheim Ducks
Anaheim Ducks
as part of a package to acquire 30-year-old center Andy McDonald. On February 8, 2008, it was announced that, after going much of the season without a captain, defenseman Eric Brewer
Eric Brewer
was chosen as the team's 19th captain.[14] The team later traded veteran defenseman Bryce Salvador
Bryce Salvador
to the New Jersey Devils for enforcer, and St. Louis
St. Louis
native, Cam Janssen. He made his debut two days later, wearing number 55 against the Phoenix Coyotes. After spending the first half of the 2008–09 season at or near the bottom of the Western Conference standings, the Blues began to turn things around behind the solid goaltending of Chris Mason. After a strong second half run, the Blues made the 2009 playoffs on April 10, 2009, after defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
3–1. On April 12, the Blues clinched the sixth seed in the West with a 1–0 win against the Colorado Avalanche. For the first time in five years (that is, since the lockout), the Blues were in the playoffs. They faced the third-seeded Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Canucks
in the first round, but despite the team's tremendous run to end the season, the Blues would ultimately lose the series in a quick four-game sweep. The Blues fired head coach Andy Murray on January 2, 2010, after a disappointing record (17–17–6, 40 points), sitting in 12th place in the Conference. Especially galling were the frequent blown leads after two periods, and with the worst home record (6–13–3) posted in the entire NHL. After his duties as interim coach for the rest of the 2009–10 season, Davis Payne
Davis Payne
was named the 23rd head coach in the Blues' history on April 14. Payne was previously the head coach of the Blues top minor league affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League (AHL).[15] Turning point (2010–present)[edit] On March 17, 2011, it was announced that the St. Louis
St. Louis
Blues were for sale.[16] During the 2011 NHL off-season, the team signed many key free agents, including Brian Elliott, Scott Nichol, Kent Huskins, Jason Arnott
Jason Arnott
and Jamie Langenbrunner. They fired their head coach, Davis Payne, and named Ken Hitchcock
Ken Hitchcock
as his replacement on November 6, 2011. David Backes
David Backes
was also announced as the new team captain. On March 17, 2012, the Blues became the first team to reach 100 points and clinch a playoff berth in the 2011–12 season under Hitchcock, qualifying for their first playoffs since 2008–09. They would finish second in the Western Conference, behind the Vancouver Canucks. During the 2012 playoffs, they won their first playoff series since 2002, eliminating the San Jose Sharks
San Jose Sharks
in five games. The Blues were swept by the eventual Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
champions, the Los Angeles Kings, in the following round.

David Backes
David Backes
was named the 20th team captain of the Blues, and remained as captain until 2016.

In 2012–13, the Blues completed the lockout-shortened season in fourth place in the Western Conference. They were again eliminated by Los Angeles, however, this time in six games in the first round of the playoffs, despite taking an initial 2–0 series lead. The following season, 2013–14, the team hit the 100-point mark for the sixth time in franchise history, and gained a franchise record of 52 wins. Their chance on winning the Central Division title, the top seed in the West, and the Presidents' Trophy
Presidents' Trophy
would all evaporate, after they lost their final six games and wound up in second place in the Division, this time to the Colorado Avalanche. The slump haunted them, as they blew a 2–0 series lead to the defending champion Chicago
Chicago
Blackhawks, losing the first round series in six games. This marked the second-straight year the Blues lost in the first round of the playoffs to the reigning champions in six games after leading the series 2–0. In 2014–15, the Blues won their second Central Division championship in four years and faced the Minnesota Wild
Minnesota Wild
in round one of the 2015 playoffs. However, for the third-straight year, they lost in the first round and in six games. During the offseason, forward T.J. Oshie
T.J. Oshie
was traded to the Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
in exchange for Troy Brouwer. In 2015–16, the Blues finished in second place in the Central Division to the Dallas Stars. The Blues took on the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks
in the first round series. The Blues jumped to a 3–1 series lead, but struggled in games 5 and 6. However, St. Louis ended their first round losing streak by beating Chicago
Chicago
3–2 in game 7 of the series. The moved on to the next round, where they defeated the Dallas Stars
Dallas Stars
in another seven-game series to advance to their first Western Conference Final since 2001. The Blues season would come to an end at the hands of the San Jose Sharks, who eliminated them in six games. On June 13, 2016, it was announced that Mike Yeo
Mike Yeo
would replace Hitchcock as head coach of the Blues following the 2016–17 season. The 2016 off-season saw big changes for the Blues, as team captain David Backes
David Backes
left the team to sign with the Boston Bruins, and goaltender Brian Elliott
Brian Elliott
was traded to the Calgary Flames, while veteran forward Troy Brouwer
Troy Brouwer
also signed with Calgary as a free agent. Steve Ott
Steve Ott
also left the team, signing a free agent deal with the Red Wings. Jake Allen was now the starting goaltender for the Blues, while the team also signed former Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
backup Carter Hutton. Former Blues forward David Perron
David Perron
was brought back on a free agent deal, while defenseman Alex Pietrangelo
Alex Pietrangelo
was named team captain. The team started the season by posting a record of 10–1–2 in their first 13 home games. However, they only won three games on the road during the first two months of the season. Despite defeating the Blackhawks in the 2017 NHL Winter Classic by the score of 4–1, the Blues fired Hitchcock and promoted Yeo to head coach on February 1, 2017. Despite an impressive run into the end of the season, when they gained most points in the league from February 1, when Hitchcock was fired, to the end of the season,[17] the Blues were eliminated in the second round by the Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
in six games.[18] Team information[edit] Arena[edit] The Blues play in the 19,150 (not counting standing room) capacity Scottrade Center, where they have played since 1994. The arena was previously known as the Savvis Center and before that as the Kiel Center. The team played in the St. Louis
St. Louis
Arena (known as The Checkerdome from 1977 until 1983), where the old St. Louis
St. Louis
Eagles played, and which the original owners had to buy as a condition of the 1967 NHL expansion. Attendance[edit] The St. Louis
St. Louis
Blues are one of the more successful NHL teams in terms of attendance. After the 2004–05 lockout, the Blues attendance suffered, but has since improved every year since its all-time low in 2006–07. In 2009–10, despite not having a playoff year, the Blues had an average attendance of 18,883 (98.6% total capacity), selling out 34 of its 40 home games, which placed them seventh in the NHL in attendance.[19] In 2010–11, the team sold out every home game. Jerseys[edit]

Prior to the 2014–15 season, the team released new home and away jerseys. These jerseys were strikingly similar to those worn in the early 2000s.

Like all NHL teams, the Blues updated their jerseys for the 2007–08 season with new Rbk Edge jerseys. The Blues simplified their design, with only the blue note logo on the front; there were no third jerseys for the season. The Blues announced plans for a navy third jersey featuring a new logo, with the Gateway Arch
Gateway Arch
with the Blue Note superimposed over it inside a circle with the words "St. Louis" above and "Blues" below. This third jersey was unveiled on September 21, 2008, and debuted during a Blues' home game against the Anaheim Ducks on November 21, 2008.[20] For the 2014–15 season, the Blues made a few tweaks to their jerseys. While they kept the Reebok Edge-era template, they brought back the 1998–2007 look. The navy blue third jersey was kept without any alterations.[21]

The primary logo used on the Blues jersey from 1967 to 1984.

The primary logo used on the Blues jersey from 1984 to 1998.

Mascot[edit] Louie is the mascot of the St. Louis
St. Louis
Blues. He was introduced on October 10, 2007. On November 3, 2007, the fans voted on his name on the Blues' web site.[22] Louie is a blue polar bear and wears a Blues jersey with his name on the back, and the numbers "00". Radio and television[edit] Originally, the Blues aired their games on KPLR-TV
KPLR-TV
and KMOX
KMOX
radio, with team patron Gus Kyle calling games alongside St Louis broadcasting legend Jack Buck. Buck elected to leave the booth after one season, though, and was replaced by another famed announcer in Dan Kelly. This setup—Kelly as commentator, with either Kyle, Bob Plager or Noel Picard
Noel Picard
(whose heavy French-Canadian accent became famous, such as pronouncing owner Sid Salomon III "Sid the Turd" instead of "Third") joining as an analyst, simulcast on KMOX
KMOX
and KPLR—continued through the 1975–76 season, then simulcast on KMOX
KMOX
and KDNL-TV for the next three seasons. KMOX
KMOX
is a 50,000-watt clear-channel station that reaches almost all of North America
North America
at night, allowing Kelly to become a celebrity in both the United States
United States
and Canada. Indeed, many of the Blues' players liked the fact that their families could hear the games on KMOX. From 1979 to 1981, the radio and television broadcasts were separated for the first time since the inaugural season, with Kelly doing the radio broadcasts and Eli Gold
Eli Gold
hired to do the television. Following the 1980–81 season, the television broadcasts moved from KDNL to NBC affiliate KSD-TV for the 1981–82 season, produced by Sports Network Incorporated (SNI), owned and operated by Greg Maracek who did the broadcasts with Channel 5 sportscaster Ron Jacober. The broadcasts failed to produce a profit and then returned to KPLR for the 1982 NHL playoffs and the 1982–83 season before returning to KDNL (currently St. Louis' ABC affiliate) for the 1983–84 season, the first under the ownership of Harry Ornest. The Blues skated back to KPLR three years later. In 1985, Ornest, wanting more broadcast revenue, put the radio rights up for bid. A new company who had purchased KXOK won the bid for a three-year contract and Kelly moved over from KMOX
KMOX
to do the games on KXOK. However, the station was never financially competitive in the market. Additionally, fans complained they couldn't hear the station at night (it had to readjust its coverage due to a glut of clear-channels on adjacent frequencies). KXOK backed out of the contract after just two years, and the Blues immediately went back to KMOX, who held the rights until 2000. Dan Kelly continued to broadcast the games on radio but was diagnosed in the summer of 1988 with lung cancer and died on February 10, 1989. After his death, Ron Jacober (who had left Channel 5 to be KXOK's sports director in 1985 then left for KMOX
KMOX
in 1987) finished the season as the radio play-by-play announcer and was succeeded in that position by John Kelly. Ken Wilson continued the television broadcasts after Kelly's death with former Blues' players Joe Micheletti and Bruce Affleck. During this time, from 1989 to 2000, more games began to be aired on Prime Sports Midwest, the forerunner to today's Fox Sports Midwest
Fox Sports Midwest
(branded FSBLUES in games). The long-term partnership between KMOX
KMOX
and the Blues had its problems, however, namely during spring when the ever-popular St. Louis Cardinals began their season. Blues games, many of which were crucial to playoff berths, would often be pre-empted for spring training coverage. Angry at having to play "second fiddle", the Blues elected to leave for KTRS in 2000. However, in an ironic twist the Cards purchased a controlling interest in KTRS in 2005, and once again preferred to air pre-season baseball over regular season hockey. In response, the Blues moved back to KMOX
KMOX
starting in the 2006–07 season. The season of 2008–09 saw the Blues play their last game on KPLR, which had the rights since the 1986–87 season (except for the 1996–97 season on CBS affiliate KMOV), electing to move all their games to FS Midwest, starting with the 2009–10 season. The Cardinals moved back to KMOX
KMOX
in the 2011 season, restoring the spring conflicts anew, though lessened with the rise of Internet radio, of which KMOX is contractually obligated to only serve the Cardinals broadcasts via MLB's for-pay radio structure, freeing up Blues broadcasts to be carried in some form over the station's web stream, which is allowed by the NHL. Currently, Chris Kerber and Kelly Chase are the radio broadcast team. John Kelly (son of Dan) and Darren Pang
Darren Pang
handle television coverage, along with Bernie Federko
Bernie Federko
(on-ice analyst) and Tony Twist and Scott Warmann (pre-game and post-game shows). Traditions[edit]

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The Blues have a tradition of live organ music. Jeremy Boyer, the Blues organist, plays a Glenn Miller
Glenn Miller
arrangement of W. C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues" in its entirety before games and a short version at the end of every period, followed by "When the Saints Go Marching In." Boyer also plays the latter song on the organ after Blues goals, with fans replacing the word "Saints" with "Blues."[23] At the end of the national anthem before every home game, the words "the home of the brave" is drowned out by fans with "the home of the Blues." Starting in 2014, the team introduced a win song in the form of Pitbull's "Don't Stop The Party", but from 2016 on, the win song has been "Song 2" by Blur after public backlash against using a Pitbull song. The Blues were one of the last teams to add a goal horn, doing so during the 1992–93 season at the St. Louis
St. Louis
Arena.[24] All of these traditions carried over to the Kiel Center (now known as Scottrade Center) in 1994. After each goal, a bell is rung and each of the goals are counted by the crowd. Since 1990, Ron Baechle, also known as the "Towel Man" or "Towel Guy," has celebrated each goal by counting with the bell and throwing a towel into the crowd from section 314.[25] The team also has a long tradition of fan-produced programs, sold outside the arena and providing an often biting, sarcastic, humor-filled alternative to team- and League-produced periodicals. The longest-running fan publication, Game Night Revue, was created by a group of fans in the mold of the Chicago
Chicago
Blackhawks' Blue Line Magazine. It operated for over 10 years, from 1994 to 2005, when its owner decided not to resume the magazine after the 2004–05 NHL lockout (one final oversized "goodbye" issue was distributed the first two home games of the 2005–06 season). After hockey resumed in 2005, a few months after GNR's final issue, a new publication, St. Louis Game Time, was formed by several former GNR staffers. Season-by-season record[edit] This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Blues. For the full season-by-season history, see List of St. Louis Blues seasons Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs

2012–13 48 29 17 2 60 127 121 2nd, Central Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Kings)

2013–14 82 52 23 7 111 248 191 2nd, Central Lost in First Round, 2–4 (Blackhawks)

2014–15 82 51 24 7 109 248 201 1st, Central Lost in First Round, 2–4 (Wild)

2015–16 82 49 24 9 107 224 201 2nd, Central Lost in Conference Finals, 2–4 (Sharks)

2016–17 82 46 29 7 99 235 218 3rd, Central Lost in Second Round, 2–4 (Predators)

Coaches[edit] See also: List of St. Louis
St. Louis
Blues head coaches Players[edit] See also: List of St. Louis
St. Louis
Blues players Current roster[edit]

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Updated April 5, 2018[26][27]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace

7001340000000000000♠34 Canada
Canada
! Allen, JakeJake Allen 1.0 !G L 27 2008 Fredericton, New Brunswick

7001490000000000000♠49 Russia
Russia
! Barbashev, IvanIvan Barbashev 4.0 !C L 22 2014 Moscow, Russia

7001210000000000000♠21 Sweden
Sweden
! Berglund, PatrikPatrik Berglund 4.0 !C L 29 2006 Västerås, Sweden

7001410000000000000♠41 Canada
Canada
! Bortuzzo, RobertRobert Bortuzzo 2.0 !D R 29 2015 Thunder Bay, Ontario

7001190000000000000♠19 Canada
Canada
! Bouwmeester, JayJay Bouwmeester  2.0 !D L 34 2013 Edmonton, Alberta

7001280000000000000♠28 Canada
Canada
! Brodziak, KyleKyle Brodziak 4.0 !C R 33 2015 St. Paul, Alberta

7001250000000000000♠25 United States
United States
! Butler, ChrisChris Butler 2.0 !D L 31 2014 St. Louis, Missouri

7001290000000000000♠29 Canada
Canada
! Dunn, VinceVince Dunn 2.0 !D L 21 2015 Peterborough, Ontario

7000600000000000000♠6 Canada
Canada
! Edmundson, JoelJoel Edmundson 2.0 !D L 24 2011 Brandon, Manitoba

7001150000000000000♠15 Canada
Canada
! Fabbri, RobbyRobby Fabbri  4.0 !C L 22 2014 Mississauga, Ontario

7000400000000000000♠4 Sweden
Sweden
! Gunnarsson, CarlCarl Gunnarsson  2.0 !D L 31 2014 Örebro, Sweden

7001350000000000000♠35 Finland
Finland
! Husso, VilleVille Husso 1.0 !G L 23 2014 Helsinki, Finland

7001400000000000000♠40 Canada
Canada
! Hutton, CarterCarter Hutton 1.0 !G L 32 2016 Thunder Bay, Ontario

7001230000000000000♠23 Czech ! Jaskin, DmitrijDmitrij Jaskin 7.0 !RW L 25 2011 Omsk, Russia

7001550000000000000♠55 Canada
Canada
! Parayko, ColtonColton Parayko 2.0 !D R 24 2012 St. Albert, Alberta

7001270000000000000♠27 Canada
Canada
! Pietrangelo, AlexAlex Pietrangelo (C) 2.0 !D R 28 2008 King City, Ontario

7001390000000000000♠39 United States
United States
! Reinke, MitchMitch Reinke 2.0 !D R 22 2018 Stillwater, Minnesota

7001120000000000000♠12 United States
United States
! Sanford, ZachZach Sanford 6.0 !LW L 23 2017 Salem, Massachusetts

7001100000000000000♠10 Canada
Canada
! Schenn, BraydenBrayden Schenn 4.0 !C L 26 2017 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

7001430000000000000♠43 United States
United States
! Schmaltz, JordanJordan Schmaltz 2.0 !D R 24 2012 Madison, Wisconsin

7001170000000000000♠17 Canada
Canada
! Schwartz, JadenJaden Schwartz (A) 6.0 !LW L 25 2010 Melfort, Saskatchewan

7001710000000000000♠71 Czech Republic
Czech Republic
! Sobotka, VladimirVladimir Sobotka 4.0 !C L 30 2017 Třebíč, Czechoslovakia

7001900000000000000♠90 Russia
Russia
! Soshnikov, NikitaNikita Soshnikov 7.0 !RW L 24 2018 Nizhny Tagil, Russia

7001200000000000000♠20 Sweden
Sweden
! Steen, AlexanderAlexander Steen (A) 6.0 !LW L 34 2008 Winnipeg, Manitoba

7001510000000000000♠51 United States
United States
! Stevens, NolanNolan Stevens 4.0 !C L 21 2016 Brantford, Ontario

7001700000000000000♠70 Sweden
Sweden
! Sundqvist, OskarOskar Sundqvist 4.0 !C R 24 2017 Boden, Sweden

7001910000000000000♠91 Russia
Russia
! Tarasenko, VladimirVladimir Tarasenko (A) 7.0 !RW L 26 2010 Yaroslavl, Soviet Union

7001320000000000000♠32 United States
United States
! Thompson, TageTage Thompson 4.0 !C R 20 2016 Phoenix, Arizona

7001220000000000000♠22 Canada
Canada
! Thorburn, ChrisChris Thorburn 7.0 !RW R 34 2017 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

7000900000000000000♠9 Canada
Canada
! Upshall, ScottieScottie Upshall  6.0 !LW L 34 2015 Fort McMurray, Alberta

Team captains[edit]

Al Arbour, 1967–1970 Red Berenson, 1970–1971 Al Arbour, 1971 Jim Roberts, 1971–1972 Barclay Plager, 1972–1976 Red Berenson, 1976 Garry Unger, 1976–1977 Red Berenson, 1977–1978 Barry Gibbs, 1978–1979 Brian Sutter, 1979–1988 Bernie Federko, 1988–1989 Rick Meagher, 1989–1990 Scott Stevens, 1990–1991 Garth Butcher, 1991–1992 Brett Hull, 1992–1995 Shayne Corson, 1995–1996 Wayne Gretzky, 1996 Chris Pronger, 1997–2003 Al MacInnis, 2003–2004[28] Dallas Drake, 2005–2007 Eric Brewer, 2008–2011 David Backes, 2011–2016 Alex Pietrangelo, 2016–present

Hall of Fame members[edit]

Players

Glenn Anderson, LW, 1995, 1996, inducted 2008 Bernie Federko, C, 1976–1989, inducted 2002 Grant Fuhr, G, 1995–1999, inducted 2003 Doug Gilmour, C, 1983–1988, inducted 2011 Wayne Gretzky, C, 1996, inducted 1999 Glenn Hall, G, 1967–1971, inducted 1975 Doug Harvey, D, 1967–1969, inducted 1973 Dale Hawerchuk, C, 1995–1996, inducted 2001 Phil Housley, D, 1993–1994, inducted 2015 Brett Hull, RW, 1988–1998, inducted 2009 Paul Kariya, LW, 2007–2010, inducted 2017 Guy Lapointe, D, 1981–1984, inducted 1993 Al MacInnis, D, 1994–2004, inducted 2007 Dickie Moore, LW, 1967–1968, inducted 1974 Joe Mullen, RW, 1979–1986, inducted 2000 Adam Oates, C, 1989–1992, inducted 2012 Jacques Plante, G, 1968–1970, inducted 1978 Chris Pronger, D, 1995–2004, inducted 2015 Brendan Shanahan, LW, 1991–1995, inducted 2013 Peter Stastny, C, 1993–1995, inducted 1998 Scott Stevens, D, 1990–1991, inducted 2007

Builders

Al Arbour, Defenceman
Defenceman
and head coach, 1967–1972, inducted 1996 Scotty Bowman, head coach and general manager, 1967–1971, inducted 1991 Emile Francis, head coach and general manager, 1976–1983, inducted 1982

Retired numbers[edit]

The Blues retired Bob Plager's number on February 2, 2017. He played as a defenseman with the team from 1967 to 1978.

Not only have the Blues retired the following numbers, but the NHL also retired Wayne Gretzky's No. 99 for all its member teams at the 2000 NHL All-Star Game.[29]

St. Louis
St. Louis
Blues retired numbers

No. Player Position Career Date retired

2 Al MacInnis D 1994–2004 April 9, 2006

3 Bob Gassoff D 1974–1977 October 1, 1977

5 Bob Plager D 1967–1978 February 2, 2017[30]

8 Barclay Plager D 1967–1977 March 24, 1981

11 Brian Sutter LW 1976–1988 December 30, 1988

16 Brett Hull RW 1987–1998 December 5, 2006

24 Bernie Federko C 1976–1989 March 16, 1991

Numbers honored

7 – Garry Unger, Red Berenson, Joe Mullen and Keith Tkachuk, recognized with a mural of the four players in the lower seating bowl. The number is not officially retired but is no longer issued by the team. 14 – Doug Wickenheiser, LW, 1984–1987, number honored and no longer issued. Recognized with a banner in the Scottrade Center rafters. Dan Kelly, broadcaster, 1968–1989, recognized with an honorary shamrock that hangs from the rafters at Scottrade Center

First-round draft picks[edit]

1967: None (passed on their opportunity to make a selection)[31] 1968: Gary Edwards (6th overall) 1969: None 1970: None 1971: Gene Carr (4th overall) 1972: Wayne Merrick
Wayne Merrick
(9th overall) 1973: John Davidson (5th overall) 1974: None 1975: None 1976: Bernie Federko
Bernie Federko
(7th overall) 1977: Scott Campbell (9th overall) 1978: Wayne Babych
Wayne Babych
(3rd overall) 1979: Perry Turnbull (2nd overall) 1980: Rik Wilson (12th overall) 1981: Marty Ruff (20th overall) 1982: None 1983: None (Did not participate) 1984: None 1985: None 1986: Jocelyn Lemieux (10th overall) 1987: Keith Osborne (12th overall) 1988: Rod Brind'Amour
Rod Brind'Amour
(9th overall) 1989: Jason Marshall (9th overall) 1990: pick traded to Montreal Canadiens 1991: pick transferred to Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
as compensation

1992: pick transferred to Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
as compensation 1993: pick transferred to Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
as compensation 1994: pick transferred to Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
as compensation 1995: pick transferred to Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
as compensation 1996: Marty Reasoner (14th overall) 1997: pick traded to Los Angeles Kings 1998: Christian Backman (24th overall) 1999: Barret Jackman
Barret Jackman
(17th overall) 2000: Jeff Taffe
Jeff Taffe
(30th overall) 2001: pick traded to Florida
Florida
Panthers 2002: pick traded to Phoenix Coyotes 2003: Shawn Belle (30th overall) 2004: Marek Schwarz
Marek Schwarz
(17th overall) 2005: T. J. Oshie
T. J. Oshie
(24th overall) 2006: Erik Johnson
Erik Johnson
(1st overall) and Patrik Berglund
Patrik Berglund
(25th overall) 2007: Lars Eller
Lars Eller
(13th overall), Ian Cole
Ian Cole
(18th overall) and David Perron (26th overall) 2008: Alex Pietrangelo
Alex Pietrangelo
(4th overall) 2009: David Rundblad
David Rundblad
(17th overall) 2010: Jaden Schwartz
Jaden Schwartz
(14th overall) and Vladimir Tarasenko
Vladimir Tarasenko
(16th overall) 2011: pick traded to Colorado Avalanche 2012: Jordan Schmaltz (25th overall) 2013: pick traded to Calgary Flames 2014: Robby Fabbri
Robby Fabbri
(21st overall) 2015: pick traded to Buffalo Sabres 2016: Tage Thompson
Tage Thompson
(26th overall) 2017: Robert Thomas (20th overall)) and Klim Kostin (31st overall)

Franchise regular season scoring leaders[edit]

Alexander Steen
Alexander Steen
is the franchise's active point leader, and 10th all-time franchise points leader.

These are the top-ten point-scorers, goal scorers, and assist leaders in franchise regular season history. Figures are updated after each completed NHL regular season.

 *  – current Blues player

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game

Points

Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G

Bernie Federko C 927 352 721 1,073 1.16

Brett Hull RW 744 527 409 936 1.26

Brian Sutter LW 779 303 333 636 .82

Garry Unger C 662 292 283 575 .87

Pavol Demitra LW/C 494 204 289 493 1.00

David Backes C 727 206 254 460 .63

Al MacInnis D 613 127 325 452 .74

Keith Tkachuk LW 543 208 219 427 .79

Red Berenson LW 519 172 240 412 .79

Alexander Steen* LW 569 163 243 406 .71

Goals

Player Pos G

Brett Hull RW 527

Bernie Federko C 352

Brian Sutter LW 303

Garry Unger C 292

Keith Tkachuk LW 208

David Backes C 206

Pavol Demitra RW 204

Red Berenson C 172

Alexander Steen* LW 163

Jorgen Pettersson LW 161

Assists

Player Pos A

Bernie Federko C 721

Brett Hull RW 409

Brian Sutter LW 333

Al MacInnis D 325

Pavol Demitra RW 289

Garry Unger C 283

Chris Pronger D 272

David Backes C 254

Alexander Steen* LW 243

Red Berenson C 240

Franchise playoff scoring leaders[edit] These are the top-ten-point-scorers, goal scorers, and assist leaders in franchise playoff history. Figures are updated after each completed NHL season. Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game; * = current Blues player

Points

Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G

Brett Hull RW 102 67 50 117 1.34

Bernie Federko C 91 35 66 101 1.11

Al MacInnis D 82 14 44 58 0.71

Doug Gilmour C 49 17 38 55 1.12

Chris Pronger D 85 10 41 51 0.60

Pierre Turgeon C 50 14 31 45 0.90

Frank St. Marseille RW 62 19 24 43 0.69

Pavol Demitra RW 66 18 25 43 0.65

Brian Sutter LW 65 21 21 42 0.65

Jeff Brown D 42 10 28 38 0.90

Goals

Player Pos G

Brett Hull RW 67

Bernie Federko C 35

Vladimir Tarasenko RW 22

Brian Sutter LW 21

Red Berenson C 21

Frank St. Marseille RW 19

Scott Young RW 19

Gary Sabourin RW 19

Pavol Demitra RW 18

Doug Gilmour C 17

Assists

Player Pos A

Bernie Federko C 66

Brett Hull RW 50

Al MacInnis D 44

Chris Pronger D 41

Doug Gilmour C 38

Pierre Turgeon C 31

Jeff Brown D 28

Rob Ramage D 26

Pavol Demitra RW 25

Adam Oates C 25

NHL awards and trophies[edit] Main article: List of St. Louis
St. Louis
Blues award winners

Presidents' Trophy

1999–2000

Clarence S. Campbell Bowl

1968–69, 1969–70

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Blake Dunlop: 1980–81 Jamie McLennan: 1997–98

Calder Memorial Trophy

Barret Jackman: 2002–03

Conn Smythe Trophy

Glenn Hall: 1967–68

Frank J. Selke Trophy

Rick Meagher: 1989–90

Hart Memorial Trophy

Brett Hull: 1990–91 Chris Pronger: 1999–2000

Jack Adams Award

Gordon "Red" Berenson: 1980–81 Brian Sutter: 1990–91 Joel Quenneville: 1999–2000 Ken Hitchcock: 2011–12

James Norris Memorial Trophy

Al MacInnis: 1998–99 Chris Pronger: 1999–2000

King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Kelly Chase: 1997–98

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

Phil Goyette: 1969–70 Brett Hull: 1989–90 Pavol Demitra: 1999–2000

Lester B. Pearson Award

Mike Liut: 1980–81 Brett Hull: 1990–91

Lester Patrick Trophy

Larry Pleau: 2001–02

NHL General Manager of the Year Award

Doug Armstrong: 2011–12

NHL Plus/Minus Award

Paul Cavallini: 1989–90 Chris Pronger: 1997–98, 1999–2000

Vezina Trophy

Glenn Hall
Glenn Hall
and Jacques Plante: 1968–69

William M. Jennings Trophy

Roman Turek: 1999–2000 Brian Elliott
Brian Elliott
and Jaroslav Halak: 2011–12

Franchise individual records[edit]

Brian Elliott
Brian Elliott
set the Blues' franchise records for shutouts, lowest save percentage, and lowest goals against average in the 2011–12 season.

Most goals in a season: Brett Hull, 86 (1990–91) Most assists in a season: Adam Oates, 90 (1990–91) Most points in a season: Brett Hull, 131 (1990–91) Most penalty minutes in a season: Bob Gassoff, 306 (1975–76) Most points in a season, defenseman: Jeff Brown, 78 (1992–93) Most points in a season, rookie: Jorgen Pettersson, 73 (1980–81) Most wins in a season: Roman Turek, 42 (1999–2000) Most shutouts in a season: Brian Elliott, 9 (2011–12) Lowest GAA in a season (min 30 GP): Brian Elliott, 1.56 (2011–12) Best SV% in a season (min 30 GP): Brian Elliott, .940 (2011–12)[32]

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