In 2007, the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto discovered something Blues fans had known all along: Al MacInnis was among the best defenders to ever play. Known for his slapshot, MacInnis ranks third in all-time in scoring by defenseman.
Bob Gassoff - #3
Retired Oct. 1, 1977
Bob Gassoff spent four seasons with the Blues before his tragic death in a motorcycle accident. During those four seasons, Gassoff was not only the Blues' chief enforcer, but he was evolving into an all-around defenseman and team leader.
Bob Plager - #5
Retired Feb. 2, 2017
If someone targeted a teammate, you can bet they would have to answer to Bob Plager before the game ended. To this day, Plager remains a St. Louis sports legend. He is a loyal ambassador to the community and the city of St. Louis and can still be found at Enterprise Center regularly.
Barclay Plager - #8
Retired Mar. 24, 1981
Barclay Plager had a profound impact on the birth of the Blues. A rock solid defender and one of the fiercest competitors in all of hockey, Plager became a legend in addition to a loyal ambassador of hockey in the community.
Brian Sutter - #11
Retired Dec. 30, 1988
Thousands of words were written about Brian Sutter during his career with the St. Louis Blues. But two words best summarize what he meant to the Blues: heart and soul. For Sutter, it was all about the will to win.
Brett Hull - #16
Retired Dec. 5, 2006
Few players have impacted the game of hockey - and the Blues - like Brett Hull. A pure and legendary goal scorer, Hull was not only the most dominating player in Blues history, but also the most colorful character.
Bernie Federko - #24
Retired Mar. 16, 1991
Being a hockey superstar is a lot like opening a successful restaurant: location is key to success. Federko can attest to that after 14 seasons with the Blues in which he scored 1,130 points. Federko was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.
Doug Wickenheiser - #14
Honored but not Retired
Years after scoring the most famous goal in the team's storied history, Doug Wickenheiser was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Just as he had done so many times in his career, he tried to fight back and beat the odds. In 1999, he passed away, but his memory lives on with this banner that hangs in the Enterprise Center rafters.
Honored but not Retired
The booming voice of broadcaster Dan Kelly, who thrilled and educated hockey fans for more than two decades, is silent now. But the memories will last forever. Kelly died of cancer on February 10, 1989 at the age of 52.