St. Louis Blues Best Players of All Time

Brandon McNally

The St. Louis Blues are one of the longest-running and most successful teams in the National Hockey League (NHL). Established in 1967, they have been playing out of their home arena, Enterprise Center, since 1994. With numerous division championships and a Stanley Cup win to their name, it’s no wonder that fans across Missouri flock to see this historic team take on opponents from around the league each season.

Table of Contents

1. Chris Pronger


Chris Pronger Career

  • 1990–91: Stratford Cullitons
  • 1991–92: Peterborough 
  • 1992–93: Peterborough 
  • 1993–94: Hartford Whalers
  • 1994–95: Hartford Whalers
  • 1995–96: St. Louis Blues
  • 1996–97: St. Louis Blues

Chris Pronger is a former NHL defenceman who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015. He played his entire career with the Hartford Whalers, St.

Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, and Anaheim Ducks. His best years were with the Oilers where he won two Stanley Cups (1997 and 2005). In 2009 he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis which ended his playing career soon after that.

Chris Pronger is an accomplished author having written a book about his life called "Play To Win". 

He has also started a foundation to help children living with Multiple Sclerosis and other neuro-disabilities Chris Pronger is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, as well as a Stanley Cup champion and one of the NHL's all-time great defensemen.

He was drafted by the Hartford Whalers with the second overall pick in the 1993 NHL Draft, then spent 11 seasons with them before moving on to play for Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues. 

In 2011, he signed with Philadelphia Flyers after being released from his contract with Anaheim Ducks following their playoff elimination at the hands of Los Angeles Kings.

Chris Pronger has been part of Canada's national team since 1994 and played in numerous tournaments including World Championships, Olympics, and World Junior Championships over that period of time.

2. Ryan O'Reilly


Ryan O Career

  • NHL team: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Former teams: Colorado Avalanche
  • Metallurg Magnitogorsk
  • Buffalo Sabres
  • St. Louis Blues
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 33rd overall, 2009
  • Colorado Avalanche

Ryan O'Reilly was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round, 22nd overall of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. 

He played college hockey at Boston University where he led his team to a national championship in his sophomore season and won an NCAA Championship as a junior in 2010-11.

After graduating from Boston University, O'Reilly signed with the Colorado Avalanche as a free agent and made his NHL debut on October 5th, 2011 against the Dallas Stars. 

In 2013-14, O’Reilly scored 44 points (20 goals and 26 assists) for Colorado as they reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs for just the second time in franchise history; however, they were unable to defeat Chicago Blackhawks in six games during their semifinal series.

The following year saw Ryan post career highs across all statistical categories including 36 goals and 78 points while playing 80 games – both marks being third most on his team behind Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog respectively.

6. On July 1st, 2016 it was announced that Ryan had been traded along with Pekka Rinne to Nashville Predators in exchange for Seth Jones, David Poile also received a first-round pick which turned into Filip Forsberg.

Injuries plagued him throughout much of 2017-18 but when fit he still managed 34 goals & 68 points making him one of Nashville's top offensive threats.

3. Vladimir Tarasenko

Right winger

Vladimir Tarasenko Career

  • 2007–08: Sibir–2 Novosibirsk
  • 2008–09: Sibir Novosibirsk
  • 2009–10: Sibirskie Snaipery Novosibirsk
  • 2009–10: Sibir Novosibirsk
  • 2010–11: Sibir Novosibirsk
  • 2010–11: Sibirskie Snaipery Novosibirsk
  • 2011–12: Sibir Novosibirsk
  • 2011–12: SKA Saint Petersburg
  • 2012–13: SKA Saint Petersburg
  • 2012–13: St. Louis Blues
  • 2013–14: St. Louis Blues

Vladimir Tarasenko is a Russian-born right winger who plays for the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Blues in the first round, third overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Tarasenko has been named to four All-Star teams and won two Stanley Cups with St. Louis in 2017 and 2018. In addition to his hockey career, Tarasenko also holds a degree from Kazan University in criminal justice and business administration.

Outside of hockey, he is known for his charity work which includes supporting children’s cancer causes through. The Vladimir Tatarinov Children’s Cancer Fund International Foundation and helping raise money for victims of Russia’s 2014. 

Winter Olympics terrorist attack through Sport Relief Russia/Kazan 2020 Support Fund projects organized by Mylan Ukraine together with world soccer stars like Andriy Yarmolenko, Benjamin Pavard and Denis Cheryshev among others.

Also Played For: 2017–18 nhl season, nhl 17

4. David Perron

Left wing

David Perron Career

  • NHL team: Detroit Red Wings
  • Former teams: St. Louis Blues
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Vegas Golden Knights
  • NHL Draft: 26th overall, 2007
  • St. Louis Blues

David Perron is a left wing who was drafted by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2nd round of the 2008 NHL Draft. He has played for the Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators and Columbus Blue Jackets over his 10-year career.

In 2018 he signed with the Vegas Golden Knights and helped them win their first Stanley Cup championship. 

David Perron is a two time All Star (2011 & 2013) and holds numerous records including most points in a season for an American player (82) and most assists in a season for an American player (50).

David Perron currently resides in Las Vegas with his wife Andi and their three children Laney, Sawyer and Tate David Perron played for the St. Louis Blues from 2007-2017 and is currently a member of the Vegas Golden Knights. 

David was drafted by the Red Wings in 2007, but never lived up to his potential with Detroit. He would later be traded to the Blues where he became a valuable player on their team. 

David has competed in seven NHL Championships, four with St. Louis and three with Vegas so far in his career. 

David is known for being an extremely fast skater who can generate plenty of offense from anywhere on the ice; making him one of the toughest players to play against.

David miss significant time due to injury, but he bounced back strong this season as a key contributor for Vegas - winning them their first-ever Stanley Cup. 

With over 900 professional games under his belt, there's no doubt that Davey Perron is a well-respected veteran player in today's game - look out for him next season.

Also Played For: 2019–20 nhl season, st louis blues trade

5. Jordan Kyrou


Jordan Kyrou Career

  • 2018: United States
  • 2014: Canada 
  • 2016: Canada
  • 2018: Canada

Kyrou is a talented and promising young player who has already made a name for himself in the NHL. 

Kyrou was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft, but he opted to join the San Antonio Rampage instead.

Kyrou had an impressive rookie season with San Antonio, scoring 41 points (15 goals and 26 assists) in 71 games played. 

In 2018-19, Kyrou continued his good play with 56 points (17 goals and 39 assists) in 82 games played as well as being named to Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey where he led all players with 9 points (4 goals and 5 assists).

As expected, Kyrous's production dipped slightly this past season with 43 points (14 goals and 29 assists) in 78 games played but he remains a key part of both San Antonio’s offense and defense moving forward. 

Although primarily known for his offensive abilities, Kyrou also brings some much needed toughness to both ends of the ice which makes him very valuable on any team he plays on.

6. Colton Parayko


Colton Parayko Career

  • 2010–11: Fort McMurray Oil Barons
  • 2011–12: Fort McMurray Oil Barons
  • 2012–13: University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • 2013–14: University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • 2014–15 :University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • 2014–15: Chicago Wolves

Colton Parayko is a hardworking, versatile defenseman for the St. Louis Blues. He was drafted by the Blues in the first round (26th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Parayko has scored 12 goals and added 38 assists for 50 points in 187 games played with the Blues since being drafted. In 2015-16, he led all rookie defensemen in scoring with 63 points (14 goals, 51 assists).

At 6'6", he is an imposing figure on ice and teammates have credited him with helping carry their team to playoff berths over his career so far - including advancing past the second round twice ('12-'13, '15-16).

He will be playing under new coach Mike Yeo this season as part of a young Blue blueline that should continue to grow together heading into next year's playoffs hopeful Colton Parayko is a defenseman for the St. Louis Blues and played his junior hockey with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League.

He was drafted 86th overall by the Blues in 2012 and has since made an impact on their roster, playing in 159 games over three seasons. 

Colton Parayko is known for his physical play both on and off the ice; he's been fined multiple times for cross checking opponents, hit with a blindside check from behind, and even taken down by referee intervention after kneeing someone in the head.

Despite being aggressive on the ice, Colton Parayko is also considered to be one of St. Louis' most friendly players; he often visits children's hospitals as part of team charity events and frequently posts pictures of himself interacting with fans online. 

Colton Parayko will likely become an important player for St. Louis moving forward as he continues to develop his skills; expect him to make a big impact during this upcoming season.

7. Jordan Binnington


Jordan Binnington Career

  • 2008–09: Toronto Dixie Beehives
  • 2009–10: Owen Sound Attack
  • 2010–11: Owen Sound Attack
  • 2011–12: Owen Sound Attack
  • 2013: Canada

Jordan Binnington is a goalie for the Ottawa Senators. He was drafted by Ottawa in the 3rd round (86th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. 

In his rookie season with Ottawa, he played in 45 games and posted a record of 21-21-4 with a .914 save percentage and 2 shutouts.

His sophomore season saw him post an improved record of 36-24-6 with a .915 save percentage and 4 shutouts while appearing in all 82 games.

In 2018, Jordan had one of his best seasons to date as he led the League in goals against average (1.96), saves percentage (.930) and wins (41).

He also helped lead Canada to their first ever World Cup championship medal game appearance. Jordan as he leads all goaltenders in both goals against average (2.01) and save percentage (.925).

Also Played For: national hockey league

8. Keith Tkachuk

Keith Tkachuk Career

  • 1988–89: Malden Catholic High School
  • 1989–90: Malden Catholic High School
  • 1990–91: Boston University
  • 1991–92: United States
  • 1991–92: Winnipeg Jets
  • 1992–93: Winnipeg Jets
  • 1993–94: Winnipeg Jets
  • 1994–95: Winnipeg Jets

Keith Tkachuk is a 50-year-old left winger who has played for Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, St. Louis Blues and Atlanta Thrashers. Keith was born in Melrose, Massachusetts on March 28th 1972.

Keith's hockey career began when he joined the Manitoba Moose of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) at the age of 16 years old.

In 1990, Keith made his NHL debut with the Winnipeg Jets and went on to play over 500 games for them over 14 seasons before joining the Phoenix Coyotes in 2009 where he spent two seasons before moving to St Louis Blues in 2011 where he currently plays.

Internationally, Keith has represented Canada at both junior levels – winning a gold medal at the World Junior Championships in 1991 – as well as appearing at three Olympic Games: 2000, 2002 and 2016 - where Canada finished fourth each time). 

Outside of hockey, Keith is married to actress Elisha Cuthbert with whom he has two children together; son Caden (born 2006) and daughter Alabama Rose (born 2010).

Also Played For: winnipeg jets, massachusetts hockey

9. Brayden Schenn


Brayden Schenn Career

  • 2007–08: Brandon Wheat Kings
  • 2008–09: Brandon Wheat Kings
  • 2009–10: Brandon Wheat Kings
  • 2009–10: Los Angeles Kings
  • 2010–11: Los Angeles Kings
  • 2010–11: Manchester Monarchs
  • 2010–11: Brandon Wheat Kings
  • 2010–11: Saskatoon Blades

Brayden Schenn is a Canadian centre who has played for the St. Louis Blues and Philadelphia Flyers in his career to date. A skilled player, Brayden Schenn can score goals with both hands and is excellent on the penalty kill.

Selected by the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Brayden Schenn made an immediate impact with his team, scoring 41 points in 48 games during his rookie season. 

In 2012-13, Brayden Schenn had another strong year with 58 points in 82 games as he helped lead St. Louis to their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1970-71 However they were beaten by Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 in the final game of that series. 

Averaging over 20 minutes per game across 7 seasons with Philadelphia (2013-present), Brayden Schenn has established himself as one of their key players and is currently club captain.

In December 2018 it was announced that after 7 years at Philly he would be joining brother Jake on loan from Los Angeles Kings for 3 months.

This move came about due to injuries to both brothers which left them without any teams willing to take them on long-term contracts. Brayden will be returning home to play for STL next season and we are really excited about this.

10. Curtis Joseph


Curtis Joseph

Curtis Joseph is a goaltender who played in the NHL for 14 seasons, spending most of his time with the St. Louis Blues. He was one of the best goaltenders in league history and won numerous awards, including three Vezina Trophies (the top goalie award) and five Stanley Cups.

After ending his playing career in 2013, Joseph became an analyst for TSN Hockey Night In Canada. Curtis Joseph was born on April 29th 1967 in Keswick, Ontario, Canada to immigrant parents from Nigeria. 

At 5'11" and 190 pounds he developed into one of the strongest goalies in the NHL thanks to his long legs and good positioning; he is also known for being very physical against opponents.

Curtis Joseph began his hockey career as a player-coach with Mississauga Eagles minor hockey team before moving up to junior level with Sarnia Sting where he made over 100 appearances between 1987-1991 scoring 136 points total including 83 goals during this period. 

These impressive totals caught scout's eye leading him to attend major junior at Bowling Green State University instead of returning immediately to Sarnia Sting as many expected him too.

Curtis Joseph's first year at BGSU saw him post 32 wins along with 3 shutouts en route to earning First Team All-American status – after two more years which both yielded 33 wins & 4 shutouts (including winning MVP honors).

St Louis Blues scout Wayne Gretzky signed him following an NCAA Championship game against Boston College – making Curtis Joseph only the second Canadian ever drafted 1st overall by a North American professional sports franchise (after Peter Mahovlich by Detroit Red Wings).

The rest is history: after debuting with STL during 1992–93 season recording 6 saves en route win 2–1 victory over Minnesota Wild at Met Center Stadium on October 9th 1993.

Becoming just third goaltender ever honoured with first start within 500 miles of birthplace (joining Turk Broda & Jacques Plante). 

Throughout next decadeJoseph would make 858 consecutive starts barring brief interruption due to injury/suspension resulting in finally tallying 1553 official games played – still standing as all-time record among goaltenders currently active.

Despite being counted out several times throughout various stages of playoffs runs ('98 vs Colorado Avalanche series 7 Game 7 OT loss [in which Joe allowed tying goal w/seconds remaining]; '03 Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 3 v Dallas Stars when.

11. Red Berenson

Red Berenson Career

  • 1959–1962: Michigan
  • 1978–1979: St. Louis Blues (assistant)
  • 1979–1982: St. Louis Blues
  • 1982–1984: Buffalo Sabres (assistant)
  • 1984–2017: Michigan

Red Berenson played for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings during a playing career that lasted from 1961 to 1978. After retiring as a player, Red Berenson went on to coach several teams including the Michigan Wolverines.

Red Berenson is widely considered one of the greatest centres in NHL history and was inducted into both the Hockey Hall of Fame and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Red Berenson coached for Michigan for over 30 years, amassing an 848-426-92 record. 

During his time at the helm, he led the Wolverines to two NCAA championships and 11 Frozen Four appearances. Red Berenson is most well known for coaching the Detroit Red Wings to their first Stanley Cup in forty five years in 1997. 

He was also inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009. After retiring from coaching, Red Berenson served as a color commentator on NHL games until 2017 when he retired due to health concerns.

Also Played For: university of michigan hockey

12. Bernie Federko

Bernie Federko Career

  • 1973–74: Saskatoon Blades
  • 1974–75: Saskatoon Blades
  • 1975–76: Saskatoon Blades
  • 1976–77: Kansas City Blues
  • 1976–77: St. Louis Blues
  • 1977–78: St. Louis Blues

Bernie Federko was a very skilled player in the NHL. He played his entire career with the St. Louis Blues, where he won three Stanley Cups and was an All-Star six times.

He is also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2002. After retiring from hockey, Bernie became a television commentator and helped to promote ice hockey worldwide.

In 2006, he published his autobiography called "Breaking The Ice". Bernie currently resides in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan with his wife Tracey and their two children Nolan and Sierra Bernie Federko was a bruising forward who played for the St.

Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers in his playing career. He averaged over 20 goals per season during his time with each team. In 1990, he announced his retirement from professional hockey after recording 1,246 points in 935 games.

After retiring from hockey, Bernie pursued a successful career as an agent and businessman. He is currently the president of AGM Sports Management LLP., which represents athletes and sports clubs around the world.

Also Played For: whl, western hockey league

13. Adam Oates


Adam Oates Career

  • 1979–80: Markham Waxers
  • 1980–81: Markham Waxers
  • 1981–82: Markham Waxers
  • 1982–83: R.P.I Engineers
  • 1983–84: R.P.I Engineers
  • 1984–85: R.P.I Engineers
  • 1985–86: Detroit Red Wings

Adam Oates is a two-time winner of the Stanley Cup as part of the Montreal Canadiens. He played in over 1,000 NHL games and was captain of the Boston Bruins for parts of three seasons.

Oates was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012, his first year eligible. After retirement from hockey, he became an assistant coach with the New Jersey Devils where he served until 2017 when he joined HC Kladno as head coach.

Adam Oates currently resides in Weston with his wife Kelly and their children Sydney and Brody Adam Oates played for the Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers over a ten-year career.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003. Adam Oates also had an NHL Draft Undrafted status which means he did not go through the draft but was signed as a free agent by an NHL team instead. Adam Oates retired after playing with Edmonton Oilers in 2004 season.

14. Alex Pietrangelo


Alex Pietrangelo Career

  • NHL team: Vegas Golden Knights
  • Former teams: St. Louis Blues
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 4th overall, 2008
  • St. Louis Blues

Alex Pietrangelo is a defenseman for the St. Louis Blues and he has played in the NHL since 2007. 

Pietrangelo was drafted by the Blues in the first round, sixth overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

He joined their organization as an 18-year-old rookie and has become one of their most consistent players over that time period.

 Pietrangelo has been named to two All-Star teams (2011, 2017) and won a Stanley Cup with the Blues in 2014.

Injuries have limited him to just 67 games over his last three seasons but he still ranks third on the team in points behind Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz at this point in the 2019-20 season. 

Pietrangelo is married to Catherine Blanchette and they have two daughters together: Amelie Rose (born December 9, 2015) and Ella Grace (born January 2, 2018).

Alex resides outside of St Louis with his family during offseasons but frequently returns home to King City for events such as minor hockey tournaments or community appearances when possible Alex Pietrangelo is a defenseman for the St. 

Louis Blues has been playing in the NHL since 2008. He was drafted 4th overall by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2008 NHL Draft, but he never played for them as they traded him to the St.

Louis Blues before he had a chance to play for them. Pietrangelo has won 2 Stanley Cups with the Blues, in 2014 and 2017, both as part of their defense core which also included Kevin Shattenkirk, Paul Coffey, and Chris Pronger during that time period. 

Alex Pietrangelo was named to Canada's World Cup team this year but didn't compete due to an injury sustained earlier in the season against Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn (who would go on to win Gold).

As of right now, Alex Pietrangelo is still one of the most popular players in STL and should continue being so going forward into his career at least.

15. Jaden Schwartz

Left wing

Jaden Schwartz Career

  • 2011: Canada
  • Bronze medal : 2012 Canada
  • 2008–09: Notre Dame Hounds
  • 2009–10: Tri-City Storm
  • 2010–11: Colorado College
  • 2011–12: Colorado College
  • 2011–12: St. Louis Blues
  • 2012–13: Peoria Rivermen
  • 2012–13: St. Louis Blues

Schwartz was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Schwartz has played for both the Blues and Chicago Blackhawks during his career, where he has tallied 83 points (37 goals, 50 assists) in 253 games.

Schwartz signed a six-year contract extension with St. Louis on July 1st, 2016 worth $36 million dollars ($6 million per year). 

Schwartz is known as an excellent skater who can create chances for himself and his teammates with good passing and shooting ability from the left-wing position.

He was nominated for the 2017-18 NHL All-Star Game but failed to make it onto the final roster due to an injury sustained earlier in the season against Columbus Blue Jackets Jaden Schwartz is a left winger who plays for the St. 

Louis Blues in the NHL. He was drafted 14th overall by the Blues in 2010 and has since played 96 games with them, scoring 33 goals and adding 74 assists.

Schwartz made his international debut for Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championship, where he helped lead his team to a silver medal finish. In 2014, Schwartz signed an eight-year contract extension with the Blues worth $46 million USD ($60 million CAD). 

Jaden Schwartz is considered one of the best young players in hockey and is expected to be a mainstay on StLouis’s roster for many years to come.

16. Doug Gilmour


Doug Gilmour Career

  • 1981: Canada
  • 1987: Canada
  • 1990: Canada
  • 1982–83: Cornwall Royals
  • 1983–84: St. Louis Blues
  • 1984–85: St. Louis Blues

Doug Gilmour was a prolific scorer in the NHL, amassing over 1,000 points during his career. He is most famous for his time with the Chicago Blackhawks and Calgary Flames, where he helped lead those teams to Stanley Cup championships.

After retiring from playing hockey, Gilmour became an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs before being named head coach of the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers in Switzerland in 2016.

Gilmour was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011 after receiving widespread recognition for his play throughout his career.

Doug Gilmour is a former NHL player who played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, and St. Louis Blues between 1983 and 2003. Doug Gilmour was born on December 4th, 1962 in London, Ontario. 

After playing junior hockey with the London Knights of the OHL from 1978 to 1980, Gilmour joined the University of Michigan where he helped lead his team to two NCAA championships in 1985 and 1986.

In 1981-1982 season, Gilmour made his professional debut with the Atlanta Flames before joining Chicago later that year as an undrafted free agent goaltender prospect. 

He would eventually play 821 games over thirteen seasons with Chicago (1983-1993), Montreal (1994-2001) and St Louis (2002-2003). 

As one of only six players ever to record at least 1,000 points in both The Stanley Cup playoffs and regular season while playing for different teams (1st: Jaromir Jagr; 2nd: Wayne Gretzky), Doug Gilmour is considered one of hockey's all time greats.

17. Nathan Walker

Left wing

Nathan Walker

Walker was born in Cardiff, Wales on 7 February 1994. Walker played junior hockey for the Plymouth Raiders before being drafted by the Hershey Bears in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Walker made his professional debut with Hershey in 2012-13 and recorded 25 points (10 goals and 15 assists) over 66 games. In 2015-16, Walker enjoyed a breakout season with Hershey, recording 41 points (17 goals and 24 assists) over 75 games en route to selection as an AHL All-Star First Team player.

The following year, Walker continued his strong play with 36 points (14 goals and 22 assists) over 73 games to earn another nomination for AHL MVP honours. 

After impressing at training camp during the 2017 offseason, Walker was called up by Ottawa Senators head coach Guy Boucher on 26 October 2017 but did not make an appearance during that campaign due to injury.

On 1 July 2018, it was announced that Walker had signed a one-year contract extension with Ottawa worth $650 000 CAD).

18. Glenn Hall


Glenn Hall Career

  • 1947–48: Humboldt Indians
  • 1948–49: Humboldt Indians
  • 1949–50: Windsor Spitfires
  • 1950–51: Windsor Spitfires
  • 1951–52: Indianapolis Capitals

Glenn Hall is a legendary player in the history of hockey. He played for the Chicago Black Hawks from 1961 to 1968 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975.

Glenn Hall was born in 1931 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada. At 5'11" and 190 pounds, he was one of the most powerful players of his era. In 1961, Glenn Hall joined the Chicago Black Hawks as a rookie and quickly became a star player on their team.

He helped lead them to three Stanley Cup championships between 1962 and 1966. After leaving the Blackhawks, Glenn continued to play at an elite level with teams such as Toronto Maple Leafs (1969-1971), Los Angeles Kings (1972-1974), Boston Bruins (1975-1978) and St Louis Blues (1979).

In total, GlennHall played 922 regular season games over 19 seasons; scoring 348 goals and 792 points along the way. His playing career also included 43 playoff games where he scored 17 goals and 38 points overall. 

Glenn passed away on May 3rd 2019 at 91 years old after battling Alzheimer's Disease for several years. He will be forever remembered as one of hockey's greatest players.

19. Brendan Shanahan

Brendan Shanahan

Brendan Shanahan is a retired professional ice hockey player. He played for the New Jersey Devils, St. Louis Blues, Düsseldorfer EG and Hartford Whalers in the NHL.

In 2013, Brendan was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. After retiring from playing professionally, Brendan became an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings in 2011-2012 before becoming a head coach on July 1st, 2014.

As of November 2017, Brendan's team has won four Stanley Cup championships - most recently in 2018 - making him one of only two coaches to win multiple titles with three different teams (the other being Scotty Bowman). 

Brendan Shanahan is a retired professional ice hockey player who played his entire career with the New York Rangers.

He was drafted by the Devils in 1987 and spent 10 seasons with them before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1997. Shanahan won two Stanley Cups as a member of the Detroit Red Wings, in 2002 and 2009, and also represented Canada at three Winter Olympics (2002, 2006, 2010). 

After retiring from playing he served as General Manager of the Colorado Avalanche for four years before taking up a role as Director of Player Safety for the NHL.

20. David Backes


David Backes Career

  • St. Louis Blues
  • Boston Bruins
  • Anaheim Ducks
  • National team: United States
  • NHL Draft: 62nd overall, 2003
  • St. Louis Blues

David Backes was born on May 1, 1984 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is 6'3" and weighs 215 pounds. David is a centre/right winger and has played for the St Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, and Chicago Blackhawks over his career to date.

David has scored over 150 goals and 350 points in his NHL career thus far, making him one of the most prolific scorers in league history. 

His defensive skills have also been praised by many fans and analysts alike as he consistently puts up strong numbers both offensively and defensively throughout his career - something that very few players can claim to do successfully.

David Backes was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in 2003 and played for them until 2021. David Backes has represented the United States at two Olympic Games, winning a gold medal in 2010. 

David Backes is one of the most successful players in NHL history, amassing over 1,000 points during his playing career.

Also Played For: 2014–15 nhl season

21. Brett Hull

Brett Hull Career

  • 2002: Salt Lake City
  • Gold medal : first place 1996 Canada
  • Silver medal : second place 1991 Canada
  • 1982–83: Penticton Knights
  • 1983–84: Penticton Knights
  • 1984–85: University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • 1985–86: University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • 1985–86: Calgary Flames
  • 1986–87: Moncton Golden Flames

Hull was a prolific scorer in the NHL, amassing over 600 goals and 1,500 assists during his career. Hull played for Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings before being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.

Hull's most famous accomplishment may be leading the Calgary Flames to their first Stanley Cup championship in 1989. After retiring from professional hockey, Hull founded The Brett Hull Foundation which helps underprivileged children across North America.

The Alberta native is married to Tanya and they have two daughters together – Kaitlyn and Breanna – who both play hockey themselves. Hull was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 1984 NHL Draft. 

He played for the Coyotes from 1986 to 2005 and won a Stanley Cup with them in 1996.

Hull also represented his country at several Olympic games, winning a silver medal in 2002 Salt Lake City and gold medals in 1998 and 2010. Hull played on teams that competed at both the World Cup of Hockey (1996) and Canada Cup (1991). 

Brett Hull is one of only four players to score over 1,000 goals in his NHL career, along with Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, and Mario Lemieux; he retired with 1,374 goals scored.

Also Played For: dallas stars

22. Al MacInnis

Al MacInnis Career

  • 1990: Canada
  • 1991: Canada
  • 1998: Canada
  • 2002: Canada

Al MacInnis was a Norris Trophy-winning defenceman in the NHL. He was also a six-time All-Star and two time Stanley Cup champion with the Calgary Flames.

In 2007, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. MacInnis currently serves as an analyst for TSN's Calgary Flames coverage. Al MacInnis is married to former actress Shauna MacDonald and they have three children together: sons Charlie and Ryder (both actors) and daughter Bella Al MacInnis is a Hall of Fame defenseman who played for both the St.

Louis Blues and Calgary Flames in the NHL. He was part of Canada's gold medal-winning ice hockey team at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, and he remains one of only three players to have represented his country in all six Olympic Games (along with Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux). 

After retiring from playing, Al became an assistant coach with the Flames before being appointed head coach in 2003.

He held that position until he was fired midway through the 2006–07 season; afterward, he served as an ambassador for Hockey Canada until his retirement in 2013. 

Al MacInnis has been honored numerous times by various organizations, including induction into both the Canadian Hockey League Hall of Fame and Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, as well as receiving several awards from tournament organizers such as The Memorial Cup (as captain of Edmonton Oiler) and The Legends Game (as captain of Team Canada).

23. Alexander Steen

Left wing

Alexander Steen Career

  • 2004–05: Modo Hockey
  • 2005–06: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 2006–07: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 2007–08: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 2008–09: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 2008–09: St. Louis Blues
  • 2009–10: St. Louis Blues

Alexander Steen is a centre for the Winnipeg Jets. Alexander was drafted in the second round, 54th overall by the St. Louis Blues in 2002 NHL Entry Draft and made his debut with them that same season.

He spent four seasons with the Blues before being traded to Minnesota Wild on 5 February 2007 as part of a package including Jaroslav Halak and Josh Harding which helped lead to their first Stanley Cup championship in 2009-10 season.

After two more seasons with Minnesota, he signed with Montreal Canadiens on 11 July 2011 as an unrestricted free agent following their playoff run that year where they lost to Vancouver Canucks in seven games played at Habs’ home arena, Bell Centre.

Steen scored 70 goals during his time playing for Montreal from 2011-16 (winning him Michel Therrien Player of The Year Award twice), but after struggling mightily early into 2017-18 campaign.

He was dealt by Canadiens along with Stefan Noesen and Mikhail Sergachev to Dallas Stars on 25 February 2018 for Patrik Laine, Jesse Puljujarvi and Anthony Duclair).

24. Dakota Joshua


Dakota Joshua

Dakota Joshua is a professional ice hockey player who plays for the Springfield Thunderbirds in the American Hockey League (AHL). Dakota was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2nd round, 47th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

He made his NHL debut playing with Anaheim during the 2016–17 season. After spending two seasons with AHL affiliate, Norfolk Admirals, he joined Colorado Avalanche as an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, 2018. 

With Colorado he played 46 games and had 16 points before being traded to Springfield on December 14th after clearing waivers.

In 21 games with Springfield so far this season he has 10 goals and 11 assists for 21 points helping them clinch their first ever Calder Cup championship title last night. 

Dakota Joshua is a left-handed shooter who was drafted in the 128th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Dakota has already played for three different NHL teams, including stints with Vancouver and St.

Louis over the course of two seasons before joining Toronto in 2019. He currently boasts 24 points through 39 games this season and is looking to make an impact on his fourth team - hopefully helping them reach the playoffs. 

Dakota's playing career still has some way to go but he is showing great potential both on and off ice, making him one to watch for future years.

25. Brian Sutter

Brian Sutter

Brian Sutter was born on October 7, 1956 in Viking, Alberta. He played for the St. Louis Blues from 1979-1989 and then moved to the San Jose Sharks where he played until 2003.

In 2004, he joined the Los Angeles Kings as an assistant coach and remained in that position until 2009 when he was promoted to head coach of the team. 

He led LOS ANGELES to their first championship in 55 years in 2012 and repeated as champion two seasons later, making him one of only three coaches (along with Scotty Bowman and Al Arbour) to win back-to-back Stanley Cups with different teams (the other two being Bowman & Red Kelly).

On June 12th 2017 it was announced that Brian Sutter would not return as head coach of the LAKINGS following a disappointing season which saw them miss out on playoffs for a third consecutive year; however, he will remain with the organization as an advisor going forward .

26. Bob Plager


Bob Plager

Bob Plager was a Canadian artist who worked in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture and printmaking. He is best known for his vibrant paintings which often feature expressive or humorous subjects.

Plager died on March 24th 2021 at the age of 78 after suffering from cancer for several years. His work will continue to be exhibited and appreciated long after he is gone Bob Plager was a very successful defenceman in his playing career, winning Stanley Cups with the New York Rangers and St.

Louis Blues. He was born on July 12th, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri and played for the local minor league team before being called up to the NHL in 1962. He remained with one team throughout his entire 14-year career - making him one of the longest serving players of all time. 

Bob Plager is generally remembered as an effective defender who was very difficult to beat off the ice due to his strong character and work ethic.

27. Garry Unger

Garry Unger

Garry Unger was born in Calgary, Alberta on December 7, 1947. He played for the AHL's Rochester Americans before becoming a career NHL player with the Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks.

Unger is best known for his time with the Flyers where he won four Stanley Cups (1980-82, 1983-84, 1986-87, 1987-88). He also appeared in nine All Star Games over his fifteen year career. 

Garry Unger retired from professional hockey following the 1995 season and later became head coach of the American Hockey League's Utah Grizzlies team.

In 2006 he was named as an assistant coach with Canada's national junior ice hockey team and served in that role until 2010 when he took a similar position with Team Europe at the World Championships. 

Garry Unger passed away on October 26th 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimers Disease.

28. Wayne Gretzky


Wayne Gretzky Career

  • 1975–76: Toronto Nationals
  • 1976–77: Seneca Nationals
  • 1976–77: Peterborough Petes
  • 1977–78: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
  • 1978–79: Indianapolis Racers
  • 1978–79: Edmonton Oilers
  • 1979–80: Edmonton Oilers

Wayne Gretzky is one of the most successful and celebrated hockey players in history. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1999 and is currently a consultant with the Edmonton Oilers.

At 6 feet 0 inches tall and weighing 185 pounds, Wayne Gretzky had an imposing physique that made him one of the best goal scorers in NHL history. 

As a centre, Wayne Gretzky was known for his finesse with the puck on his stick as well as his ability to shoot accurately from distance.

With over 1,500 goals and 10 Hart Trophies (the highest honour awarded to an NHL player), Wayne Gretzky is, without a doubt, one of the greatest athletes ever to play professional ice hockey. 

In addition to his stellar career playing hockey, Wayne Gretzky has also ventured into other fields such as business administration and motivational speaking - both of which have proved very successful indeed.

Even after achieving unparalleled success at such a young age, Wayne Gretzky continues to give back by serving as a mentor to younger athletes; he truly is an inspiration to everyone who knows him.

Finally, it should not be forgotten that although he may no longer be actively participating in competitive sports himself, there's no doubt that Wayne will always remain devoted fans' favourite Canadian superstar.

Wayne Gretzky is one of the greatest players in NHL history. He was drafted first overall by the Edmonton Oilers in 1978 and went on to win seven Stanley Cups with them. 

He later played for the Indianapolis Racers, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes before retiring in 1999. 

After retirement, Gretzky became a coach with the Phoenix Coyotes and led them to two Pacific Division titles before being fired after just three seasons due to poor performance.

In 2005, he was hired as head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs but resigned after just nine games following a series of public criticism from team president Brian Burke. 

Gretzky has since retired from coaching but still plays occasional hockey games; most recently for Team Canada at an international tournament in January 2017.

29. Pavol Demitra

Pavol Demitra Career

  • 1991–92: Spartak ZŤS Dubnica nad Váhom
  • 1992–93: CAPEH Dubnica nad Váhom
  • 1992–93: ASVŠ Dukla Trenčín
  • 1993–94: Ottawa Senators
  • 1993–94: P.E.I. Senators
  • 1994–95: Ottawa Senators
  • 1994–95: P.E.I. Senators

Pavol Demitra was born in Dubnica nad Váhom, Czechoslovakia on November 29th, 1974. He played for HC Dukla Trenčín and the Ottawa Senators before being traded to the St.

Louis Blues in 2004. After two seasons with the Blues, Demitra was traded to the Los Angeles Kings where he would play until his death in 2011 at age 36 from an unspecified illness.

Pavol Demitra is remembered as one of the most talented and successful players ever to wear a Canadian uniform, winning three Stanley Cups with Ottawa (2003-05), Los Angeles (2012) and St Louis (2014).

Pavol Demitra holds numerous scoring records including most goals scored in a season (34; 2006-07), most assists in a season (50; 2007-08) and most points in a playoff series(7; 2009 Eastern Conference Semifinal vs Philadelphia Flyers).

30. Jacques Plante


Jacques Plante Career

  • Played for : Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers
  • Playing career  : 1947–1965, 1968–1973, 1974–1975

Jacques Plante was a legendary goaltender who played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1952 to 1971. He is one of only four goaltenders in NHL history to win over 300 games and he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978.

His style of play was known as "The Mask" because it made him virtually invisible on the ice, relying more on his reflexes than his flashy equipment. In 1957, Plante set an NHL record by allowing just eight goals in 47 games and he remained among the league's best goalies for several years afterwards.

However, his career came to an abrupt end when he injured his knee during a game against Boston Bruins in 1971 and never recovered properly from that injury. 

Jacques Plante remains one of hockey's most celebrated figures and is widely considered to be one of the greatest goaltenders ever to play the game.

Also Played For: montreal canadiens

31. T. J. Oshie

Right winger

T. J. Oshie Career

  • NHL team: Washington Capitals
  • Former teams: St. Louis Blues
  • National team: United States
  • NHL Draft: 24th overall, 2005
  • St. Louis Blues

Oshie is a skilled playmaker who has been a key player for the Washington Capitals. Oshie was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in 2006 and played with them until 2012 when he was traded to the Capitals.

Oshie has twice won the Stanley Cup with Washington, in 2018 and 2019. In 2020, Oshie agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Capitals worth $40 million dollars. 

Oshie is known for his strong skating ability and accurate passing skills which make him very difficult to defend against on offence Oshie is a right-handed shot and has played for the Washington Capitals, St.

Louis Blues, and currently plays for the Nashville Predators. Oshie was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in 2005 and made his NHL debut with them that year against the Colorado Avalanche. 

In 2008 he signed with the Washington Capitals as a free agent after playing one season with their AHL affiliate Hershey Bears where he had scored 50 goals in 54 games. 

Oshie has since become an integral part of both teams and has won two Stanley Cups (with Washington in 2017 and Nashville in 2018).

He also represented Team USA at both World Championships (2014 &2018) as well as Olympic Games (2016). 

Due to his offensive prowess, T J Oshie is often compared to another former Blues player - Brett Hull - who himself was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last year.

Also Played For: washington capitals

32. Robert Thomas


Robert Thomas Career

  • 2014–15: York Simcoe Express
  • 2015–16: London Knights
  • 2016–17: London Knights
  • 2017–18: London Knights
  • 2017–18: Hamilton Bulldogs
  • 2018–19: St. Louis Blues

Robert Thomas is a 23-year-old defenseman for the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL. Thomas was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the 4th round, 107th overall at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

He played his first professional season with McGill University in 2018-19 before joining Hamilton's roster full time this year. 

Thomas has represented Canada internationally at both under 18 and junior levels, winning a silver medal at the 2016 IIHF World U18 Championships and gold at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships as part of Team Canada’s “Golden Generation” that also included Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel.

Robert Thomas is an avid golfer who finished runner up in the Quebec Amateur Championship last summer on Hole No 16 (a par.

Which he described as one of his favourite golf courses ever to play on due to its challenging layout and surroundings – The Laurentian Mountains can be seen from almost every hole.

Also Played For: nhl under 25, hamilton bulldogs

33. Joe Mullen


Joe Mullen Career

  • St. Louis Blues
  • Calgary Flames
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Boston Bruins
  • National team: United States
  • NHL Draft: Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1979–1997

Joe Mullen was a forward who played in the NHL for 17 seasons. He is best known for his time with the Boston Bruins, where he won two Stanley Cups. Mullen also played for the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, winning another Stanley Cup with Philadelphia in 1999.

After retirement from playing hockey, Mullen became a scout and consultant with teams around the league. He has been inducted into both the Hockey Hall of Fame and United States Hockey Hall of Fame. 

In 2007, Mullen was named assistant coach of the UMass Minutemen men's ice hockey team after serving as an assistant coach at Boston University under Jack Parker from 2002 to 2006.

On July 5th, 2016 Joe Mullen was announced as head coach of HC Slovan Bratislava in Slovakia’s top division 1st League Joe Mullen was a prolific scorer in the NHL, netting over 500 goals and 1,000 points in his career. 

Joe Mullen also played for Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins before retiring in 1997. Joe Mullen was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006 as a member of the United States national team.

Joe Mullen is currently an executive vice president with the National Hockey League (NHL) Players' Association (NHLPA).

34. Kevin Shattenkirk


Kevin Shattenkirk Career

  • 2003–04: Brunswick School
  • 2004–05: Brunswick School
  • 2005–06: U.S. NTDP U17
  • 2005–06: U.S. NTDP U18
  • 2006–07: U.S. NTDP U18
  • 2006–07: U.S. NTDP U18
  • 2007–08: Boston University
  • 2008–09: Boston University
  • 2009–10: Boston University
  • 2009–10: Lake Erie Monsters
  • 2010–11: Lake Erie Monsters
  • 2010–11: Colorado Avalanche
  • 2010–11: St. Louis Blues
  • 2011–12: St. Louis Blues

Kevin Shattenkirk was drafted in the 1st round, 22nd overall by the St. Louis Blues in 2008. He has played for the Blues since then and is one of their most consistent defensemen.

Injuries have hampered him at times during his career, but he has still managed to be a key player on several teams over his time in the NHL. 

He was traded to New York Rangers in February 2016 and spent two seasons with them before being traded again to Colorado Avalanche at the trade deadline 2017-18 season where he currently plays for them Shattenkirk was drafted 14th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in 2007.

Shattenkirk has spent his entire playing career with the Avalanche, appearing in 621 regular season games and recording 119 points (41 goals, 78 assists). 

In 2016-17, he led all NHL defensemen in scoring with 69 points (19 goals, 50 assists) while also winning a Stanley Cup championship with Colorado. 

Shattenkirk will captain Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He is married to Kari and they have two children together - daughter Quinn and son Brody.

35. Pierre Turgeon

Pierre Turgeon Career

  • 1984–85: Bourassa Angevins
  • 1985–86: Granby Bisons
  • 1985–86: Canada
  • 1986–87: Granby Bisons
  • 1987–88: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1988–89: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1989–90: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1990–91: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1991–92: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1991–92: New York Islanders
  • 1992–93: New York Islanders
  • 1993–94: New York Islanders
  • 1994–95: New York Islanders

Turgeon is a skilled centre who has played for six different teams in fourteen seasons. He began his career with the Quebec Remparts before moving to the Hartford Wolf Pack, then on to the Nashville Predators and finally ending up in Montreal.

Pierre has racked up over 600 points during his career, including 50 goals and 200 assists. Turgeon was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009 as part of its second class of inductees, along with Jaromir Jagr and Ray Bourque. 

Pierre retired from playing professionally after the 2013-14 season but remains a highly respected commentator on hockey broadcasts across North America Pierre Turgeon was drafted 1st overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1987 NHL Draft.

Pierre played his entire career with the Sabres, amassing over 500 points during that time. He also appeared in over 1000 games and helped lead Buffalo to two Stanley Cup titles (1991, 1993). 

After leaving the Sabres in 2007, Pierre joined Montreal as a free agent and won another championship with them in 2011. 

He retired from playing at age 41 after that season. Pierre is currently an assistant coach for the Islanders organization and has been involved with several youth hockey programs across North America since retiring from playing professionally.

Pierre is considered one of the most successful Canadian players ever, having represented his country at multiple international tournaments including World Championships and Olympic Games alike.

Also Played For: stanley cup, little league world series

36. Justin Faulk


Justin Faulk

Faulk has been a consistent player in the NHL for several years now. He is known for his offensive skills and strong defensive play. Faulk was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2010 and has played with them since then.

He has won two Stanley Cups with the Hurricanes, in 2013 and 2016, becoming one of their most successful players ever. 

Faulk will be playing for the St Louis Blues this season after they traded him to them at the end of last season Faulk is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina and played for the St.

Louis Blues from 2010 to 2013 before being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014. Faulk established himself as an elite defenseman during his time with the Blues, winning two Stanley Cups (2011 and 2012) while playing alongside superstar players like Vladimir Tarasenko and David Backes. 

Faulk has since continued his success with the Hurricanes, helping them reach the playoffs three times in four seasons – most recently in 2017–18.

A versatile player who can play both forward positions, Faulk is considered one of the top defenders in hockey and will be looking to add another championship ring to his collection when he enters into next year's NHL Draft. 

Justin Faulk is a hard-working defender who always brings intensity on every shift – whether it's against opposing forwards or pesky goalies on penalty kills.

37. Barclay Plager

Barclay Plager was born in 1941 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. He died on February 6, 1988 in Creve Coeur, Missouri after a long battle with cancer. Barclay is best known for his work as a singer and songwriter.

His most famous songs include "The Wanderer" and "Yesterday's Wine." Barclay was an influential figure in Canadian music during the 1960s and 1970s. Barclay Plager was a defenceman for the St. Louis Blues from 1961-1978.

He played in over 1,000 games and scored 58 goals during his career. Barclay Plager won two Stanley Cups with the Blues in 1967 and 1974. 

After retiring from playing, he served as head coach of the team from 1981-1985 before returning to his role as assistant general manager/director of player personnel.

Barclay Plager is a member of both the NHL Hall of Fame and Hockey Canada's Hall of Fame.

38. Ivan Barbashev


Ivan Barbashev Career

  • 2011–12: HK MVD Balashikha
  • 2012–13: Moncton Wildcats
  • 2013–14: Moncton Wildcats
  • 2014–15: Moncton Wildcats
  • 2015–16: Chicago Wolves
  • 2016–17: Chicago Wolves
  • 2016–17: St. Louis Blues
  • 2017–18: St. Louis Blues
  • 2017–18: Chicago Wolves
  • 2018–19: St. Louis Blues
  • 2019–20: St. Louis Blues

Ivan Barbashev was born in Moscow, Russia on December 14th 1995. He is 6'0" tall and weighs 183 lbs. Ivan started playing hockey at the age of six and quickly became a standout player in his area.

In 2016, he signed with CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). The following year, he made the jump to North America and joined the St Louis Blues organization as a free agent. In 2018-19 season, Barbashev had 23 points (9 goals and 16 assists) for CSKA Moscow in 54 games played across all competitions.

This past season with St Louis, he put up 21 points (8 goals and 11 assists) in 51 games played across all competitions which led him to be named an alternate captain for the 2019-20 campaign.

Ivan Barbashev is a skilled centre who was drafted 33rd overall by the St. Louis Blues in 2014. He has played for the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) with Metallurg Magnitogorsk and had an excellent rookie campaign scoring 31 goals and 59 assists in 65 games.

In 2015–16 he split time between the Blues' AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, and their NHL club where he notched 10 goals and 19 assists in 46 games before being called up to play on Canada's World Cup team. 

After losing his spot on Team Russia at the conclusion of the tournament, Barbashev re-joined St. Louis as they started their playoff run - netting two goals in six games to help them reach The Stanley Cup Finals against Pittsburgh Penguins where they were defeated 4-1.

39. Torey Krug


Torey Krug Career

  • 2015: United States
  • 2006–07: Belle Tire 16U
  • 2007–08: Compuware 18U
  • 2008–09: Indiana Ice
  • 2009–10: Michigan State University
  • 2010–11: Michigan State University
  • 2011–12: Michigan State University
  • 2011–12: Boston Bruins
  • 2012–13: Providence Bruins

Krug was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the first round (24th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Krug made his NHL debut with the Bruins during the 2011-12 season and has since played in over 200 regular season games, scoring 31 goals and 68 points.

In 2016, he signed a six-year contract extension with Boston worth $27 million. Krug is known for his aggressive play on ice and strong offensive output from defensemen across all leagues around the world; including playoffs where he has been key to several championship teams' success.

He was named to Team USA's 2017 World Cup roster but did not participate due to an injury suffered earlier in the year while playing for Boston in a game against Montreal Canadiens Torey Krug is a defenseman for the Boston Bruins. 

He was drafted by the Blues in 2012 but has spent most of his career with the Bruins.

Krug was born in Newton, Massachusetts and raised in nearby Concord. He played college hockey at Dartmouth College before turning pro with St Louis Blues in 2011–12 season. 

After struggling to make an impact during his first two years as a professional, he turned things around this past year and became one of Boston's key players.

Krug has represented United States at various junior levels, winning gold medals at both the World Junior Championships (2011) and IIHF World Championship (2013). 

In addition to playing defense, Torey can also play left wing if needed- something that proved useful when injuries hit Boston's lineup late last season.

40. Robert Bortuzzo


Robert Bortuzzo

Robert Bortuzzo is a veteran defenseman who has played for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets. He was drafted by the Columbus Bluejackets in the 3rd round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Bortuzzo made his professional debut with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL in 2006-07, before being traded to Pittsburgh for future considerations on January 18th, 2008. 

In 2010-11 he appeared in all 82 games for Pittsburgh, scoring 5 goals and 17 assists while averaging over 16 minutes per game playing against top competition.

After spending two seasons with Columbus (2011-12 & 2012-13) where he tallied 4 goals and 23 assists in 124 games combined, Bortuzzo was signed as a free agent by Calgary Flames on July 1st, 2014.

He played 67 games with Calgary before being traded to Chicago Blackhawks on February 26th., 2016 for Lucas Johansen and Brandon Bollig.

41. Niko Mikkola


Niko Mikkola Career

  • 2014–15: KalPa
  • 2014–15: KalPa
  • 2014–15: Hokki
  • 2015–16: KalPa
  • 2015–16: KalPa
  • 2016–17: KalPa
  • 2017–18: Tappara
  • 2018–19: San Antonio Rampage
  • 2019–20: San Antonio Rampage
  • 2019–20: St. Louis Blues
  • 2020–21: St. Louis Blues
  • 2021–22: St. Louis Blues
  • 2022–23: St. Louis Blues

Niko Mikkola is a Finnish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Portuguese club Benfica. He made his senior debut in Finland's top division with HJK in 2015 and has since gone on to make over 100 appearances for the team, winning two league titles and three cup competitions.

In 2017, he was capped by Finland at full international level for the first time and helped them qualify for their first major tournament since 2002. 

Outside of football, Mikkola studies business administration at university and is also an ambassador for several charities involved in supporting children’s mental health initiatives Niko Mikkola is a left-handed shooter who has played in the NHL for the St.

Louis Blues and KalPa. He was drafted by the Blues in the 127th overall draft in 2015, and has since made his debut with them that year. Mikkola also played for Tappara before joining KalPa, where he helped lead them to promotion to Finland's top division in 2017. 

In 2018, Niko Mikkola signed with Jokerit of the Finnish Elite League and continued his strong play there as they won their first ever championship title that season.

42. Mike Liut

Mike Liut

Mike Liut was born in Weston, Ontario on January 7th, 1956. He played goaltender for the St. Louis Blues from 1981 to 1984 and again from 1988 to 1990. In total, he made 403 appearances in the NHL playing for ten different teams over a period of twenty-one years.

In 1994 Mike Liut retired from professional hockey but continued to play amateur hockey until 1998 when his career came to an end due to injury at the age of 43 years old. 

Since retiring as a player Mike has worked as a goalie coach with several junior and college teams across North America before taking up a role as a goaltending consultant with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL in 2016. 

After spending two seasons working full-time with Hamilton, he became head goaltending coach for HC Davos of Switzerland's National League A (NLA) during the 2017–18 season.

Also Played For: hartford whalers

43. Tyler Bozak


Tyler Bozak

Tyler Bozak is a veteran center for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was drafted by the Maple Leafs in 2003 and has spent his entire career with them. Bozak has scored over 100 goals during his NHL career, making him a reliable scorer on offense.

He also has experience playing both at center and on the wing, which gives him flexibility to play in any situation or matchup. Bozak is known as an intelligent player who can contribute positively from all three zones of the ice, including penalty kill duties where he is particularly effective.

In 2017-18, he set new career highs in points (60) and assists (36), while averaging 17:31 minutes of ice time per game - second among centers only to Sidney Crosby's 18:11 average that season.

With age being perhaps not quite as important an attribute as it once was for players in this league, Tyler Bozak continues to be one of the most consistent performers at his position year after year.

44. Pavel Buchnevich

Left wing

Pavel Buchnevich Career

  • 2011–12: Almaz Cherepovets
  • 2012–13: Almaz Cherepovets
  • 2012–13: Severstal Cherepovets
  • 2013–14: Almaz Cherepovets
  • 2013–14: Severstal Cherepovets
  • 2014–15: Severstal Cherepovets
  • 2014–15: Almaz Cherepovets
  • 2015–16: Severstal Cherepovets
  • 2015–16: SKA Saint Petersburg

Pavel Buchnevich was born in Cherepovets, Russia on April 17th 1995. He is 6'3" and weighs 193 pounds. Buchnevich plays right wing for the St. Louis Blues of the NHL.

Pavel has played with SKA Saint Petersburg, HC Sochi, and Lada Togliatti in his career to date. 

In 2018 he had a breakout season with 38 points in 74 games playing for SKA Saint Petersburg (a record at that time).

The Blues drafted Buchnevich 57th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft after scoring 82 goals over three seasons playing in Russia's top professional league - Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). 

After being drafted by St Louis and signing an entry-level contract he made his debut with the team during their first round playoff series against Dallas Stars later that year where he recorded one assist as they were eliminated 4-1.

Also Played For: hartford wolf pack, new york rangers

45. Brandon Saad

Brandon Saad Career

  • NHL team: St. Louis Blues
  • Former teams: Chicago Blackhawks
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • NHL Draft: 43rd overall, 2011
  • Chicago Blackhawks

Brandon Saad was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 27th, 1992. He is 6'1" and 192 pounds and plays left wing for the Chicago Blackhawks. Brandon Saad has had a successful NHL career thus far, scoring 53 goals and 150 points in 269 games played.

Brandon Saad is an important part of the Blackhawks team both on offense and defense with his speed, skill and creativity at playmaker position. Brandon Saad was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 43rd overall pick of the 2011 NHL Draft. 

Brandon Saad has spent his entire playing career with the Blackhawks, amassing over 200 points in 224 games played.

Brandon Saad is a dynamic forward who can score goals from any angle and play an effective two-way game. Brandon Saad was named to Team Canada for the World Championships this year but did not participate due to injury concerns. 

With several years remaining on his contract, expect Brandon Saad to continue making contributions for Chicago until he retires or is traded away.

46. Ville Husso


Ville Husso Career

  • 2011–12: HIFK
  • 2012–13: HIFK
  • 2013–14: HIFK
  • 2013–14: HCK
  • 2014–15: HIFK
  • 2015–16: HIFK
  • 2016–17: Chicago Wolves
  • 2016–17: Missouri Mavericks

Ville Husso is a goaltender for Helsinki IFK of the Finnish Liiga. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd round, 101st overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Husso made his NHL debut on 15 October 2015 against the Buffalo Sabres and finished with a 2-1 loss in relief of Carey Price. On 1 March 2016, he signed an entry-level contract with Montreal.

In 54 games played between Liiga and AHL Hamilton Bulldogs during his rookie season, Husso posted a 26-21-7 record with 4 shutouts and a .915 save percentage before suffering an ankle injury in November that ended his campaign prematurely.

After recording 9 wins including 6 straight at one point en route to clinching first place in KalPa's Division championship playoff series against HPK.

His two seasons playing professionally have shown marked improvement as evidenced by being named starter for Team Finland at this year’s World Junior Championship where they reached their fourth consecutive final tournament but lost to Canada 5 goals to 0 (in game 7). 

The team also included players such as Jesse Puljujarvi ( Edmonton Oilers), Patrik Laine ( Winnipeg Jets) and Sebastian Aho ( Carolina Hurricanes).

Ville has been described as “a big kid who plays like he is smaller” due partly to excellent agility which makes him very difficult to beat from close range; however.

There are some concerns about how quickly he can physically mature into a top-flight goalie capable of handling more shots than average per game over an extended period (~60+) while maintaining elite-level performance day in and day out.

When it matters most – crucial especially if you want your team defending its Stanley Cup title or vying for Olympic gold medals.

47. Rod Brind'Amour

Rod Brind

Rod Brind'Amour is a veteran centre who has played for the St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes over the course of his 17-year career.

Brind'Amour was drafted by the Blues in 1992 and quickly became a key player on their team, helping them make three Stanley Cup Finals appearances before retiring after the 2007 season.

After retirement, Brind'Amour joined the Hurricanes as an assistant coach under Peter Laviolette and helped lead them to their first ever playoff appearance in 2017. 

Rod Brind’Amour is one of only six players in NHL history to score more than 1,000 points (1,077) while playing both left wing and centre ice simultaneously.

He currently serves as an ambassador for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice where he visits regularly with sick children and their families since 2010.

48. Oskar Sundqvist


Oskar Sundqvist Career

  • 2014–15: Skellefteå AIK
  • 2014–15: Wilkes–Barre/Scranton Penguins
  • 2015–16: Wilkes–Barre/Scranton Penguins
  • 2015–16: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2016–17: Wilkes–Barre/Scranton Penguins
  • 2016–17: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2017–18: St. Louis Blues
  • 2017–18: San Antonio Rampage

Sundqvist was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He made his professional debut with SKA Saint Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in 2013-14, scoring 10 goals and 29 points in 50 games.

Sundqvist then joined the Penguins for their playoff run that year, playing 11 games and recording one point. In 2014-15 he scored 14 goals and 36 points in 57 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL). 

Sundqvist made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh during the 2015–16 season, appearing in 41 games before being traded to Toronto on 31 March 2016 as part of a three player deal that also involved Jake Gardiner .

Sundqvist finished second on Toronto in voting for Most Valuable Player following an injury plagued season where he scored 18 goals and 44 points en route to a first career All Star appearance at center ice.

49. Brian Elliott


Brian Elliott

Elliott is a goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. 

Elliott won back-to-back Stanley Cup championships with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010 and 2011, becoming one of just two goaltenders to win multiple Cups with two different teams (the other being Martin Brodeur).

In 2013, he signed as a free agent with Calgary Flames and helped them make it to the playoffs that year before being traded to Philadelphia at the season's end. 

Elliott has played in 998 games over his career, registering 505 wins, 289 losses, and 88 ties along with 124 shutouts which places him second all-time behind Patrick Roy (537 wins). 

On January 29th 2019, Elliott announced his retirement from professional hockey after 18 seasons playing in the National Hockey League (NHL).

50. Klim Kostin


Klim Kostin Career

  • 2015–16: HK MVD Balashikha
  • 2016–17: Dynamo Moscow
  • 2016–17: Dynamo Balashikha
  • 2016–17: HK MVD Balashikha
  • 2017–18: San Antonio Rampage
  • 2018–19: San Antonio Rampage
  • 2019–20: San Antonio Rampage
  • 2019–20: St. Louis Blues

Klim Kostin is a winger who was drafted by the Springfield Thunderbirds in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Klim has represented his country at both the World Junior Championships and the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, where he scored six goals and added three assists in seven games played.

He signed with Springfield on July 18, 2020, after spending four seasons with HC Sochi of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). In 2018-19 season, he recorded 29 points (14 goals and 15 assists) in 50 games for HC Sochi as they finished ninth in their league standings; also appearing in nine playoff matches that year.

Born May 5th 1999, Klim is one of Russia’s top young prospects and should have plenty more years to develop before making an impact at higher levels of hockey Klim Kostin is a Russian-born player who has played in the NHL for the St. Louis Blues since 2017. 

He was drafted 31st overall by the Blues in the 2017 NHL Draft, and has spent most of his career to date with Dynamo Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

In May 2018, he signed a two-year contract extension with Dynamo Moscow that will keep him there until at least 2022. Kostin's offensive game features strong skating and puck-handling skills, as well as a powerful shot from distance. 

With over 100 points in three seasons playing in Russia's top professional league, Klim is considered one of Europe's best young players and could be on track to become an elite scorer in the NHL someday.

51. Patrik Berglund


Patrik Berglund

Patrik Berglund is a standout centre for the St. Louis Blues. He has been with the team since 2013-14 and has had success in his career so far. 

He was drafted by the Blues in the 2nd round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, and he has gone on to play over 500 games in the league.

Patrik Berglund is known as one of the hardest working players in hockey, and he puts everything into every game he plays. His main strengths are his skating ability and his shot, which makes him a very dangerous player on offence or defence respectively'. 

Patrik Berglund is married to fellow Swedish ice skater Emelie Jonsson, and they have two children together - son Elias (born 2014) and daughter Lila (born 2016). Patrik Berglund will be playing for Sweden at this year's World Cup of Hockey tournament.

Final Words

. . The St. Louis Blues are one of the longest-running and most successful teams in the National Hockey League, having won six Stanley Cups between 1941 and 1968.

The team’s best players include captain Al MacInnis, defenceman Larry Robinson, forwards Brett Hull and Steve Yzerman.

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Brandon McNally

I have been playing hockey my whole life. I am currently a professional hockey player with the Calgary Flames. I am also a part time coach at the University of Calgary and the head coach of the Calgary Northstars Minor Hockey Association. I have always wanted to be an NHL player and I am very excited to be one! My hobbies are playing hockey, coaching, and spending time with my family. LinkedIn

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