It was a sunny day at Busch Stadium on Tuesday as the NHL unveiled the logo for its 2017 Bridegestone NHL Winter Classic outdoor game between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks. The game is set for Jan. 2, 2017, and will be the league’s 19th game dating back to the 2003 Heritage Classic, which was hosted by the Edmonton Oilers.
Kyle Brodziak, a center who helped anchor the St. Louis Blues’ fourth line and also the penalty-kill unit, on Monday agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $1.9 million. That’s an average annual value (AAV) of $950,000.
One of the first people Clayton Keller thought of when he heard his name called Friday at the NHL Draft was his grandfather, Bill Simpson. Simpson died last year, but Keller remembered all the times his grandfather would pick up after after school at Wolf Branch in Swansea to drive him to hockey practice in Chesterfield, Mo.
Using one of the picks they obtained from the Calgary Flames in the Brian Elliott trade the day before, the St. Louis Blues on Saturday chose Sarnia Sting center Jordan Kyrou with the first of two second-round picks.
Swansea native Clayton Keller made history Friday by being the first metro-east player ever selected in the first round of the NHL Draft, going seventh overall to the Arizona Coyotes at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
The St. Louis Blues dropped a bit of a bombshell Friday night at the NHL Draft in Buffalo by trading veteran goaltender Brian Elliott to the Calgary Flames.In exchange, the Blues received Calgary’s 2016 second-round pick (35th overall) and a conditional third-round pick in 2018.
For the first time in NHL Draft history, a metro-east player will likely be selected in the first round. Swansea native Clayton Keller is slotted to go anywhere from eighth to 13th overall in most mock drafts after piling up points and breaking records for the U.S. National Team Development Program the past two seasons.
When the NHL Draft begins Friday night in Buffalo, get ready to hear a lot about players from St. Louis with at least four potential first-rounders from here in Matthew Tkachuk, Swansea’s Clayton Keller, Logan Brown and Luke Kunin.
Along with celebrating their 50th anniversary season in 2016-17, the St. Louis Blues also will treat fans to the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic vs. the Chicago Blackhawks at Busch Stadium.The Blues open their season with an Oct. 12 road game against the Chicago Blackhawks before returning home to face the Minnesota Wild a day later in the home opener.
The St. Louis Blues will begin their 2016-17 season with back-to-back games, opening on the road with an Oct. 12 game against the Chicago Blackhawks before returning home to face the Minnesota Wild for the Oct. 13 home opener.
The St. Louis Blues open their 2016 NHL preseason schedule with a split-squad game Sept. 25 at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Among the eight preseason games are an Oct. 5 game against Washington at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Former Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo was hired Monday as the eventual replacement for St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock. Yeo will be the Blues associate coach for one year, then will take over following Hitchcock’s final season as head coach of the Blues in 2016-17. Former Yeo assistant coach Rick Wilson also was hired as an assistant coach by the Blues.
What the St. Louis Blues have lacked is consistency and attention to detail in a variety of areas — and that’s the main reason why they are on the brink of elimination. Their choices are to find a way to win Game 6 at 8 p.m. Wednesday in San Jose or wonder why their season ended so close to their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1970.
Joe Pavelski scored two goals Monday, including the go-ahead goal 16 seconds into the third period, for a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Blues that gave the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference Final series.
Gerry Nelson is blind and he talks about how 12-year-old son Wyatt Nelson would share their love of hockey by Wyatt doing play by play in the stands. The Blues invited the family to St. Louis for Game 2 of the San Jose Sharks series, with Wyatt also invited to broadcast on KMOX Radio.
St. Louis Blues welcome Saskatchewan natives Gerry and Wyatt Nelson for once-in-a-lifetime experience
Blues GM Doug Armstrong talks about his team reaching the NHL Western Conference Final
Blues captain David Backes previews Game 4 against Dallas Stars
Blues forward Jori Lehtera talks before Game 3 against the Stars