50. Jamal Mayers
Forward, 1996-2008; 595 games, 71 goals, 87 assists, minus-78 rating, 756 PIM
Jamal Mayers was the quintessential bottom-six forward during the late 1990s and early 2000s, one of the most offense-starved eras in NHL history. The 6-foot-1, 222-pound winger wasn’t a tremendous offensive threat, as he didn’t surpass the 10-goal mark in a season until he was 31 years old (not coincidentally, that was the season after the lockout–2005-06–which brought many pro-scoring rule changes), and his career high in assists was 15. But he was one of the fastest skaters in the club’s history, and he always brought tremendous physicality to the game.
Mayers is just outside the franchise’s Top 10 leaderboard for most games played in the Blue Note, and he played an important role during one of the most successful eras in Blues history, suiting up for a 1999-2000 team that won the Presidents’ Trophy and a 2000-01 squad that advanced to the Western Conference Finals. He was never a “star player”, per se, but those teams certainly wouldn’t have been the same without him.