38. Scott Mellanby
Forward, 2001-04; 235 games, 62 goals, 75 assists, minus-11 rating, 370 PIM
Mellanby was picked up at the trade deadline by the Blues during the 2000-01 season, joining a prominent cast of veterans–including Keith Tkachuk, Dallas Drake, Sean Hill, Alexei Gusarov, and Cory Stillman–who had been brought in over the past year in an effort to shake up a team that went stale in the first round of the playoffs the prior year despite winning the Presidents’ Trophy during the regular season. At 34 years old, Mellanby was arguably past his prime, but he made fairly major contributions to the club as both an offensive threat and an agitator during the three-plus seasons he spent in St. Louis.
Mellanby’s best season came in 2002-03, when he finished third on the team with 26 goals and registered 57 points, his most since 1995-96 and the third highest point total overall during his 21-year career. He also collected 176 penalty minutes during that season, his most since 1991-92.
Most importantly, Mellanby was a well-tested postseason performer and put that experience to use for the Blues. After collecting three goals and three assists in 15 games on the Blues’ run to the Western Conference Finals in 2000-01, Mellanby played out of his mind in the ’01-’02 playoffs, scoring seven goals (including four on the power play) with three assists in 10 games.