ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues announced today that the team has named defenseman Eric Brewer as the 19th captain in Blues history.
The team also announced that Keith Tkachuk, Paul Kariya and Barret Jackman
have been named permanent Assistant Captains.
“I am honored to be named Captain of this franchise and proud to be associated with some of the great players who have worn the 'C' before me,” said Brewer.
"This was an organizational decision that was highly popular among the players," said Head Coach Andy Murray.
“It was an excellent choice to name Brew as our Captain,” said Assistant Captain Keith Tkachuk. “He has played at a high level for a lot of years playing against the other teams top players night after night.”
Brewer, 28, is in his ninth NHL season and third with the St. Louis Blues.
The Vernon, British Columbia native was the fifth overall pick in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders. He played two seasons in New York before being traded to Edmonton. He spent four seasons with the Oilers before coming to St. Louis.
Brewer will make his captain debut tomorrow when the Blues face-off against the Stars.