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Blues honor four franchise No. 7s @NHLdotcom

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rather than retire the No. 7 jersey, the St. Louis Blues honored four former players who wore that number with distinction.

Red Berenson, Garry Unger, Joe Mullen and Keith Tkachuk were recognized in a ceremony before Monday night's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Berenson, the longtime coach at Michigan, scored a franchise-record six goals Nov. 7, 1968, at Philadelphia and coached the Blues from 1980-82. Unger is fourth on the franchise career list with 292 goals and 575 points, and had seven hat tricks.

Mullen, who played for St. Louis from 1979-86, was the first U.S.-born player to score 500 goals and 1,000 points. Tkachuk retired last season after spending parts of nine seasons with the Blues and is fifth in franchise history with 208 goals.

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