St. Louis Blues: Top 20 Goal Scorers in Franchise History

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2. Brendan Shanahan

Along with the anomalous Wayne Babych and his longtime teammate Brett Hull, Shanahan is one of three players in St. Louis Blues history to score at least 50 goals in a season, which he did twice while playing in the Gateway to the West. “Shanny” was only with the Blues for a brief four-year period, but he was one of the most productive scorers in team history, finishing 10th all-time in franchise history in goals (156) despite playing in just 277 games with the Blues.

After a 33-goal, 36-assist season in 1991-92, his first season in St. Louis, Shanahan reached new levels of success beginning in 1992-93. The chiseled 6-foot-3, 220-pound forward scored 51 goals and added 43 assists in just 71 games.

He added another spectacular season to his resume in 1993-94, this time a career-best in terms of points, as he scored a career-high 52 goals and finished with 102 points. Shanahan made the All-Star team and finished fifth in the NHL in goals as his play peaked.

In a lockout-shortened 1994-95 season, Shanahan once again had a very solid year, scoring 20 goals and finishing with 41 points overall in 45 games. He was traded for Chris Pronger that following summer and went on to have five more seasons with 40 or more goals on the way to a Hall of Fame career. While most Blues fans won’t complain about losing him since his exit brought Pronger, one of the best players in franchise history, it would have been fun to see what Shanahan could have done with some more time in a Blues uniform.

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