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

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1. Brett Hull

In any list ranking top St. Louis Blues scorers, is there really any other option at number one besides Hull? He had by far the three greatest scoring seasons in Blues history, scoring 86 goals in 1990-91, 72 in 1989-90, and 70 in 1991-92. Even his “average” seasons, such as his 57-goal effort in 1993-94 and his 54-goal campaign in 1992-93, were better than the top scoring season of any other player in Blues history.

Hull, who played 744 of his 1,269 NHL games in a Blues uniform, is the franchise’s leader in goals with 527. It’s not even close, really, as the next-highest scorer, Bernie Federko, had 352 goals while playing 183 more games than Hull wearing the Bluenote.  More than most Blues scorers, Hull’s postseason efforts should also be applauded; he scored an incredible 13 goals in 12 games during the 1989-90 playoffs, and he scored 11 in 13 games during the 1990-91 postseason.

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Excluding Hull’s first and last NHL seasons, during both of which he played just five games, he failed to score at least 30 goals in just four of his 17 full seasons. It must be noted, also, that one of those seasons was the lockout-shortened 1994-95 campaign, during which Hull scored 29 goals in just 48 games and finished sixth in the league in scoring.

Considering the increase of both goalies’ actual bodies and the pads protecting them since Hull played, it’s highly unlikely that any Blues player will ever match Hull’s scoring output. There are extremely high hopes for 24-year-old Vladimir Tarasenko, but even if he reaches his ceiling, Hull seems pretty safe for a while as the top scorer in Blues history.