St. Louis Blues

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St. Louis Blues
2018–19 St. Louis Blues season
Conference Western
Division Central
Founded 1967
History St. Louis Blues
1967–present
Home arena Enterprise Center
City St. Louis, Missouri
Colors Royal blue, gold, navy blue, white[1][2]
                   
Media FS Midwest
KMOX Newsradio (1120 AM)
Owner(s) SLB Acquisition Holdings LLC
(Tom Stillman, chairman and governor)
General manager Doug Armstrong
Head coach Craig Berube (interim)
Captain Alex Pietrangelo
Minor league affiliates San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
Tulsa Oilers (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 1 (2018–19)
Conference championships 1 (2018–19)
Presidents' Trophies 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 Blues are an ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL). They began in 1967. They have won one Stanley Cup championship, though they made the finals in each of their first three seasons. The Blues won the President's Trophy as top team in the regular season in the year 2000.

Origin[change | change source]

The name Blues is a pun (play on words) between the colour blue and Blues music; thus a blue note is the team's logo. There is a song entitled St. Louis Blues.

History[change | change source]

First years[change | change source]

In their first years, they had a good team because of experienced players such as goaltender Glenn Hall. In 1968 Glenn Hall won the Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable player in the playoffs. But the team did not win in 1968. They had some trouble in the 1970s. In 1980-81 Mike Liut was named best goalie in the NHL. The 1980s were a good decade for the Blues. Mike Liut, Bernie Federko, Doug Gilmour, and Joe Mullen were all important players for the team in the 1980s.

Later years[change | change source]

Doug Weight

The 1990s also were a good decade. Brett Hull led the NHL in goals in 1990, 1991, and 1992, with the help of centre Adam Oates. Hull is the son of Chicago Blackhawks star Bobby Hull. Brett Hull won the Hart Trophy as most valuable player in 1991. Curtis Joseph was a strong goaltender in the 1990s. Al MacInnis (1999) and Chris Pronger (2000) each won the Norris Trophy for best defence; Pronger also won the Hart Trophy in the year 2000. Doug Weight, Pavol Demitra, and Keith Tkachuk were also strong players in the early 21st century. On June 12, 2019, the Blues won their first after defeating the Boston Bruins in game seven of the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals.


References[change | change source]

  1. "Blues Unveil New Uniform at FANfest". StLouisBlues.com. NHL Enterprises, L.P. September 15, 2007. Retrieved February 23, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  2. "Team Name and Emblem" (PDF). 2017–18 St. Louis Blues Media Guide. NHL Enterprises, LP. September 25, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2018. The Blues’ third jersey was worn for the first time on, Nov. 21, 2008 vs. the Anaheim Ducks. In contrast to previous Blues uniforms which were (and are) primarily accented in royal blue and gold, the third jersey and matching socks lean toward navy blue and white.

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