As we continue our countdown of the 50 most outstanding players in St. Louis Blues history, which players fill the 40th to 31st spots in our rankings?
While the St. Louis Blues didn’t actually play a game until October of 1967, the franchise is celebrating the 2016-17 campaign as its 50th anniversary season, all centered around January’s Winter Classic, which will bring some of the most beloved players in franchise history back to the ice for an alumni game at Busch Stadium on December 31.
With this in mind, Blues nostalgia has been running rampant for most fans of the organization as of late. 50th anniversaries are always a good opportunity to look back on the history of an organization, so we thought it’d be an appropriate time to assemble a list of the 50 most outstanding (not most talented, or most beloved, or best-performing, but most outstanding) Blues players in franchise history. You can read more about the criteria for these selections and check out the players that we ranked 50th to 41st here.
This week, we’ll continue with players 40 to 31. We’re getting to the point where all of these guys had unmistakably significant impacts on the organization, but their production may have been confined to a short window. For some others, they may have been Blues lifers who simply didn’t post elite numbers throughout their NHL career.
Again, feel free to tweet at us and state your case if your favorite player didn’t make the list. Until then, though, let’s get things started with a Swedish forward that was part of the early wave of European players who came over and made an impact.