St. Louis to sell signed St. Patrick’s Day pucks

Posted on 9th March 2012 by hockeymedia in Game Promotions,Signings,The Want List | Tags:

NHLThe St. Louis Blues will sell limited-edition autographed pucks at the Saturday Mar. 10, 2012 home game. The pucks feature a green Blues logo and are identified St. Patrick’s Day 2012. The pucks will be on sale outside Section 119 beginning when doors open for the Blues-Blue Jacket game. Pucks are available until they are sold out.

This is the second of three Blues autographed puck nights. On Oct. 8, special Opening Night signed pucks were sold at the Blues-Predators game. Later this season on Apr. 6, pucks will be sold at the Blues-Coyotes game (Fan Appreciation Night).

All proceeds from the sale of the three promotional puck nights will benefit the Blues 14 Fund. Pucks are $30 each and are autographed by members of the 2011-12 Blues team. A limited supply will be available each night and the pucks will be selected at random.

Blues celebrate Fan Appreciation Night

Posted on 8th April 2011 by hockeymedia in Game Promotions,Game-Used,Hockey (NHL),The Want List | Tags:

NHLThe St. Louis Blues will celebrate their Verizon Wireless Fan Appreciation Night this Saturday Apr. 9, the team’s final regular season home game of the 2010-11 season. All fans in attendance will be eligible to win one of the many giveaways on the evening, including the popular “Jerseys Off Their Backs” promotion.

Prizes include autographed Blues merchandise, a GLD Storm Air Hockey Game from Amini’s, a Bud Light mini-fridge, an overnight hotel stay from Hilton at the Ballpark and much, much more.

In addition, fans can get autographs from Blues Alumni during the first intermission outside Section 124.

The event will be highlighted by the “Jerseys Off Their Backs,” a postgame ceremony where 23 lucky fans will be selected to go on the ice after the game and receive a jersey directly from a Blues player. The jersey will be autographed on the spot and presented to the winning fan.

All fans will receive a FREE poster, a coupon good for a one-day free airport parking at The Parking Spot, and a food or beverage voucher from McDonald’s.

Blues honour No. 7: Berenson, Unger, Mullen and Tkachuk

Posted on 5th March 2011 by hockeymedia in Hockey (NHL),The Want List,Tribute | Tags:

NHLThe St. Louis Blues will honour four past players who wore uniform No. 7 for the franchise. Red Berenson, Garry Unger, Joe Mullen and Keith Tkachuk will all be honoured this Mar. 7 before the Blues-Blue Jacket game at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO.

“All four of these players were great players not only for the Blues but for the NHL,” said Blues President John Davidson. “This will be a wonderful night as we bring back the history of the Blues and honor these four greats who all had a different style of hockey while wearing the same number.”

For more information, please visit the stlouisblues.com/saluteto7.

Berenson, who wore No. 7 from 1967-71, ranks 12th all-time in Blues history in games played (519) while slotting seventh in goals (172) and eighth in both points (412) and assists (240).

Unger, who was the next player after Berenson to wear No. 7 (1970-79), is the fourth longest tenured Blue in club history. In 662 games, the Calgary, Alberta native accumulated some of the franchise’s top career offensive numbers including ranking fourth all-time in goals (292) and points (575), sixth in assists (283), third in hat tricks (7) and game-winning goals (40) while remaining the club leader in game-tying goals (19).

Mullen, who wore No. 7 from 1979-86, played 301 career games for the Blues and ranks 11th all-time in goals (151), 20th in assists (184) and 13th in points (335). A veteran of 16 NHL seasons, Mullen is one of seven players in franchise history to have averaged over a point per game while with the club.

Tkachuk, who was the last player to wear No. 7 (2000-10), retired last season after an 18-year NHL career that included parts of nine seasons in the BlueNote. A five-time NHL All-Star, Tkachuk ranks 11th in club history in games played (543), fifth in goals (208), 13th in assists (219), seventh in points (427) and tied for fifth in game-winning goals (29).

Back Your Blues Day

Posted on 8th October 2010 by hockeymedia in Game Promotions,Hockey (NHL),The Want List | Tags:

NHLFans in attendance to this Saturday’s St. Louis Blues home opener will receive a free team calendar courtesy of Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers. The home opener coincides with the unveiling of the Blues new statue just outside Scottrade Center in honour of Blues’ great Brett Hull. The unveiling takes place at 6pm.

Also on Friday Oct. 9, fans in the St. Louis area are encouraged to wear their St. Louis Blues gear to work or school. The promotion is called “Back Your Blues Day”. Fans are asked to send their pictures to the Blues for a chance to win tickets to future Blues games.

The St. Louis Blues will face the Philadelphia Flyers in their 2010-11 home opener.

Blog: Bronzed in Blue, but where is Hull’s pass partner?

Posted on 27th August 2010 by hockeymedia in The Blog,Tribute | Tags:

NHLSo the St. Louis Blues have announced that they will erect a statue of Brett Hull outside Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MI. Actually, they already announced that earlier this year, but now they have confirmed it will be unveiled on Oct. 9 before the team’s home opener. The statue will reside “outside Scottrade Center’s main entrance on Brett Hull Way”.

Hull is the third sculpture to be erected by the Blues. Already on the footsteps of the stadium are sculptures of Bernie Federko and Al MacInnis. The MacInnis statue was unveiled one year ago on Oct. 8, 2009 before the 2009-10 season opener.

Hull is deserving of the honour. After all, he scored some 700+ goals during his NHL career, 527 of which were scored in St. Louis colours. He won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player in 1990-91, the same year he scored 86 goals. His jersey #16 was retired by the Blues in 2006. To date, he is unquestionably the biggest star to don the St. Louis colours in franchise history.

So with Hull, MacInnis and Federko on the landscape, what other Blues deserve a similar honour. Brian Sutter and his retired #11 may be an obvious choice. He got the Blues to the Conference final in 1986. So too is Glenn Hall – he got the Blues into three-straight Stanley Cup finals from 1968 to 1970.

My choice is Adam Oates, preferably a sculpture positioned as close to the Hull sculpture as possible. After all, in Hull’s three best seasons, it was pass-master Oates who was feeding Hull all those pucks.

Oates time in St. Louis was brief, real brief from just 1989-90 to 1991-92. Yet, he was a standout playing alongside Hull, forming the most dangerous duo in the league. He scored 79 assists in 1989-90 and an incredible 90 assists in 1990-91. He was traded to the Bruins in 1991-92, but still managed to lead the Blues in assists for the third consecutive season (59 assists in 54 games before the trade).

Oates is sometimes forgotten amongst the NHL’s elite players. He has yet to be honoured by the Hockey Hall of Fame, but it should be just a matter of time. Oates is one of 12 players that won the NHL’s assist title three or more times during their careers. Eleven of them have been inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame: everyone except Oates. Oates’ three titles were won after he left the Blues (1992-93, 2000-01 and 2001-02).

Hull was a terrific NHL player, but he was an exceptional NHL player in three seasons playing alongside Oates. Hull gets his statue this October, but when will Oates be bronzed beside him?