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The St. Louis Blues were founded in 1967 as one of the six teams of the 1967 NHL Expansion and is named after the W. C. Handy song “Saint Louis Blues.” They had immediate success and reached the playoffs nine times in their first 10 seasons, including trips to the Stanley Cup Final in their first three seasons; however, they lost all three appearances. In total, the Blues have been a very successful franchise with 45 playoff appearances in 56 seasons. In 2019, they won their first Stanley Cup against the Boston Bruins. 

Blues News & Rumors: Preseason Cuts, Bolduc & Dean

The St. Louis Blues preseason and training camp continues to roll on with the team playing three games over the past week finishing with a 1-0-2 record. With only a handful of games remaining until the start of the regular season, time is dwindling for the Blues prospects to crack the opening night lineup. Here’s a look at all of the latest Blues news, notes, and rumors. Blues Suffer Back-to-Back Overtime Losses Though some will chalk up wins and losses in the preseason as nothing more than meaningless exhibition games to simply get players ready for the regular season, back-to-back…

Blues September Prospect Report: Europe

Throughout the season, the St. Louis Blues prospect report will work to keep fans up to date on the latest happenings with prospects from around the globe. These will be published weekly reviewing each area of the world’s hockey hotbeds. The 2023-24 European prospect report will primarily cover players in Russia, Sweden, and Finland. Let’s take a look at some of the Blues players who have already kicked off their regular seasons. Nikita Susuyev (Left Wing/Right Wing) St. Louis’ seventh-round draft pick of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft, the Russian prospect, Nikita Susuyev has split time between the top Russian…

Today in Hockey History: Sept. 29

On this date, one future Hockey Hall of Famer completed his tour of the state of New York via a trade. In addition, a pair of new captains were named, and Canada claimed victory in yet another big international tournament. So, let’s take a trip back in time to revisit all the top moments from Sept. 29. LaFontaine Opens on Broadway The New York Rangers acquired future Hockey Hall of Famer Pat Lafontaine on Sept. 29, 1997, by sending a second-round draft pick to the Buffalo Sabres. This move completed the trifecta as he played for all NHL teams in…

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What year were the St. Louis Blues founded?

The St. Louis Blues were founded in 1967 as one of the six teams of the 1967 NHL Expansion.

When did the St. Louis Blues play their first game?

The Blues played their first game on Oct. 11, 1967, against the Minnesota North Stars, which ended in a 2-2 tie.

Who is the current head coach of the St. Louis Blues?

Craig Berube is the current head coach for the St. Louis Blues.