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NHL 100: Al MacInnis

MacInnis is one of 14 former Blues named to NHL's 100 Greatest Players

by Ashali Vise / St. Louis Blues

In celebration of its centennial season, the NHL released its list of the 100 Greatest Players to play the game. In the coming weeks, we'll be profiling each of the 14 former Blues to be named to that list.

Four of the scariest words in NHL history: "An Al MacInnis' Slapshot."

Known for having one of the hardest shots in the League, the 13-time All- Star spent 23 seasons in the NHL from 1981-2004, splitting his time with the Calgary Flames and St. Louis Blues. St. Louis made playoff appearances in each of the 10 seasons MacInnis wore the Blue Note, including in 1999 when the defenseman won the Norris Trophy as the League's top defenseman.

These are just a few of the reasons the former captain's number is one of eight retired by the club. MacInnis ranks third all-time in NHL defenseman for points (1,274), assists (934) and goals (340), so it's no surprise he was named to the NHL's list of 100 Greatest Players in honor of the League's centennial season.

The Hall-of-Famer still resides in St. Louis where he serves as the Senior Advisor to the General Manager of the Blues.

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