42. Geoff Courtnall
Forward, 1994-99; 326 games, 106 goals, 126 assists, plus-30 rating, 371 PIM
Courtnall had one of the most interesting career arcs in Blues history, as he initially joined the team for the 1990-91 season, the 15th highest-scoring season since the NHL expanded beyond six teams. After being dealt at the deadline that season, he spent four more seasons with the Canucks, then came back to St. Louis and played during one of the lowest-scoring eras in the history of the league, with his best season as a Blue coming in 1997-98, the fourth lowest-scoring season in NHL history.
Courtnall was very impressive during his initial stint with the Blues, scoring 27 goals with 30 assists–along with a dominant plus-19 rating–in 66 games. He was traded for Dan Quinn and Garth Butcher that March, but he signed back with the Blues as a free agent in July of 1995. He then proceeded to have three straight seasons of 40-plus points and 80-plus penalty minutes, highlighted by a ’97-’98 campaign during which he had 31 goals, 31 assists, a plus-12 rating, and 94 penalty minutes. As the Blues advanced to the Conference Semifinals, Courtnall had two goals and eight assists over 10 games.
Unfortunately, concussions took their course, and Courtnall’s contributions were very limited over his final two seasons. While he was healthy, though, Courtnall was a very effective two-way forward who delivered several standout offensive seasons during an era where it was extremely difficult to do so, and for that, he earns a spot on this list.