St. Louis Blues Top Five Career Point Leaders

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DENVER, COLORADO - JANUARY 02: Alexander Steen #20 of the St Louis Blues plays the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on January 02, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The St. Louis Blues have been blessed to have so many great players wear the blue note over the years. Even though it hasn’t always resulted in a Stanley Cup, the talent to come through St. Louis has been great. The Blues career point leaders are among the best players this team has ever seen on the ice. One player is still going strong on this list. As we soak in the greatness this team has displayed over the years, let’s take a look at the Blues top five career point leaders.

St. Louis Blues Top Five Career Point Leaders

Bernie Federko (1,073 Points)

With the seventh overall pick in the 1976 NHL Draft, the Blues select forward Bernie Federko. Being the seventh overall pick, the Blues expected big things from Federko and got even more than they bargained for. He ended up becoming the Blues all-time points leader with 352 goals and 721 assists for 1,073 points. Federko also played over 100 more games than the next player. He was a reliable player for the Blues and always gave it all on the ice.

Brett Hull (936 Points)

Brett Hull played 19 years in the NHL and 11 of them were with the Blues. Hull is known as one of the best if not the best player to wear the blue note. He has 936 points as a blue, which is 300 more than third place. Not only does he have the second-most points, but he leads the blues in a lot of categories. Hull leads the team in goals (527) and is second in assists (409). He also leads the team in shots, power-play goals, goals per game, and game-winning goals. He made nine all-star appearances and won the Ted Lindsay Award along with the Hart Memorial Trophy with the Blues. Even though Hull won two Stanley Cups with a couple of other teams, he will forever be known as a blue.

Brian Sutter (636 Points)

In 1976, the Blues selected forward Brian Sutter in the second round of the NHL Draft. He played all of his 12 years in the league with the Blues. In his time, Sutter scored 303 goals with 333 assists for 636 points, third all-time in team history. Sutter was never afraid to put his body on the line for the team, especially when he battled down low in front of the net. Unfortunately, his career was cut short because of injuries. Even with that, he still put up all-time numbers for the Blues and will go down as one of the best in team history.

Garry Unger (575 Points)

As one of the most likable Blues players in history, Garry Unger brought excitement on the ice. Before coming to the Blues in 1970, Unger established himself as a great scorer but he put a stamp on it in St. Louis for nine years. In eight of the nine years, he scored over 30 goals which added up to 292 total with 283 assists for 575 points. He played 662 games straight and was a reliable piece for this Blues team.

Alex Steen (496 Points)

Alex Steen has played the fourth-most games in team history and has put together a nice career so far.  He’s top ten in goals (195), assists (301), and points (496) in a Blues uniform. Steen has been a pretty steady performer wearing a blue note. He never was a flashy performer but you knew what to expect when he took the ice. Steen has worked hard his whole career and finally got rewarded for it last season with a Stanley Cup. Nobody knows when Steen will retire or move on but he could very well catch Unger. If this season continues, he will break 500 points as a blue, which is an outstanding feat.

Long Live The Note

Yes, the Blues has had great talent in the past but they also have that in today’s game. They have some of the best franchise players climbing up the list in Alex Pietrangelo (450 points) and Vladimir Tarasenko (428). The Blues were finally awarded the Stanley Cup this past summer and it feels like it belongs to the past players just as much as the current players. Players like Hull and Federko paved the way for the players we see now and it was an honor to watch every one of them play.

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