Few players in NHL history were as solid for as long as Brind'Amour, one of the best two-way players in the League for 20 seasons.
The St. Louis Blues selected Brind'Amour with the No. 9 pick of the 1988 NHL Draft, and he turned pro after playing one season at Michigan State University. Brind'Amour made his NHL debut during the 1989 Stanley Cup Playoffs, scoring a goal in his debut April 11 and again in his second game nine days later. He had 61 points (26 goals, 35 assists) as a rookie in 1989-90, but after dropping to 49 points (17 goals, 32 assists) in his second season, Brind'Amour was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sept. 22, 1991.