St. Louis Blues: Top 10 Single-Season Performances in Team History

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2. Chris Pronger (1999-2000)

79 regular season games, 14 goals, 48 assists, +52 rating, 92 PIM, 30:14 average time on ice; 7 postseason games, 3 goals, 4 assists, even rating, 32 PIM; NHL All-Star, Hart Memorial Trophy and James Norris Memorial Trophy Recipient

“Prongs”, who was at one point despised by Blues fans due to the fact that he was traded as a 21-year-old from Hartford to St. Louis in exchange for fan favorite Brendan Shanahan, earned his spot in Blues lore with a historic 1999-2000 season. As the Blues went 51-19-11-1 and won the Presidents’ Trophy, Pronger was the team’s best player and earned both the Hart (MVP) and Norris (best defenseman) Trophies. He finished with a plus-52 rating that stands as the best single-season rating in franchise history to this day. Pronger did a spectacular job of facilitating the puck up ice for a Blues team that didn’t really have a standout scorer, with Pavol Demitra, Pierre Turgeon, Michael Handzus, and Scott Young leading the scoring charge.

Unfortunately the Blues didn’t get to take advantage of the Stanley Cup championship that Pronger brought to the Anaheim Ducks in 2007, but 1999-2000 was his highest-scoring season, and the only season where he won the Hart Trophy (one of only two times that the award has been ever bestowed upon a Blues player), so Blues fans should feel fortunate that they got to watch him at his absolute peak.

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