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Hamm, former Blues teammates send Steen congratulations for 1,000th game

St. Louis forward reached milestone, received gifts in pregame ceremony

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Blues honor Steen prior to game

WPG@STL: Blues honor Steen for 1,000th game

The Blues honor Alexander Steen for playing in his 1,000th career NHL game prior to facing the Jets

  • 07:21 •

Everyone had well wishes for St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen's1,000th career game, even Hammbones.

Actor and well-known Blues fan Jon Hamm, who referred to himself as "Hammbones" in a congratulatory video for "Steener" on Thursday was one of a slew of congratulations the NHL veteran received.

Tweet from @StLouisBlues: Some of Alexander Steen's good friends and former teammates had messages for him for #Steen1000! #stlblues pic.twitter.com/y5lXZlj1PH

Vegas Golden Knights forwards Ryan Reaves and Paul Stastny started off the special video for their former teammate.

Hamm quipped that he was celebrating his 1,000th minute in Los Angeles traffic during his message, but it was Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk who had the line of the clip.

Shattenkirk said some nice things, then referenced the accident where he knocked out some of Steen's teeth with his stick back when they were Blues teammates.

"That pretty smile is maybe not the same as when you came into the League," Shattenkirk said. "But you're definitely one of my best buddies and I couldn't be happier for you."

Steen was presented with the traditional gifts, a Silver Stick from the Blues and a Tiffany crystal from the NHL to celebrate the milestone. On behalf of his teammates, captain Alex Pietrangelo handed Steen a Rolex watch and Ryan O'Reilly and Jaden Schwartz unveiled a custom painting.

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