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Blues Name Captains and Assistants

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues Head Coach Davis Payne announced Friday morning that Eric Brewer will continue serving as captain for the 2010-11 season.

He also named David Backes, Barret Jackman, Alex Steen and Erik Johnson as team assistant captains.

"We feel everyone in our room now has represtantion," Payne said. "It also gives us great opportunity to cultivate some of that leadership going forward and have strong voices, so our group has not only a great voice, but a great example to follow on a day-to-day basis."

Payne said that the season will feature a home and road set of assistants. Backes will be paired with Johnson, while Steen will be paired with Jackman.

It has not yet been determined which pairing will serve at Blues home games at Scottrade Center.

Payne said he expects all four assistant captains to be leaders at home and away.

"We expect everybody to step up when their opportunity is called to set a good example for a our club," he said.

The announcement was made Friday morning at the Ice Zone at St. Louis Mills, the team's official practice facility.
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