Blues name Brayden Schenn captain

Brayden Schenn (Edward Dallas, Wikimedia Commons)

According to Colton Davies of, the St. Louis Blues have named Brayden Schenn of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan captain on Tuesday. He becomes the 24th captain in Blues history and 22nd Canadian captain.

In 2022-23, Schenn had 21 goals and 44 assists for 65 points in 82 games. He was a -27, with 50 penalty minutes, 15 power-play points, three game-winning goals, 144 shots on goal, 472 faceoff wins, 41 blocked shots, 140 hits, 41 takeaways, and 47 giveaways. In six seasons with the Blues from 2017 to 2023, Schenn had 131 goals and 210 assists for 341 points. He was a +8 with 258 penalty minutes, 93 power-play points, 25 game-winning goals, 875 shots on goal, 2407 faceoff wins, 182 blocked shots, 762 hits, 240 takeaways, and 217 giveaways. Schenn also won a Stanley Cup with the Blues in 2019.

The 21 Canadian captains for the Blues in the past have been Al Arbour of Sudbury, Ontario (1967 to 1970), Garry Unger of Calgary, Alberta (1970 to 72, 1976 to 77), Frank St. Marseille of Levack, Ontario (1970 to 1972), Bob Plager of Kirkland Lake, Ontario (1970 to 1972), Barclay Plager of Kirkland Lake, Ontario (1970 to 1976), Red Berenson of Regina, Saskatchewan (1970 to 1971, 1977 to 1978), Jimmy Roberts of Toronto, Ontario (1971 to 1972), Barry Gibbs of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan (1978 to 1979), Brian Sutter of Viking, Alberta (1979 to 1988), Bernie Federko of Foam Lake, Saskatchewan (1988 to 1989), Rick Meagher of Belleville, Ontario (1989 to 1990), Scott Stevens of Kitchener, Ontario (1990 to 1991), Garth Butcher of Regina, Saskatchewan (1991 to 1992), Wayne Gretzky of Brantford, Ontario (1995 to 1996), Shayne Corson of Barrie, Ontario (1995 to 1996), Canadian Olympic gold medalist Chris Pronger of Dryden, Ontario (1997 to 2002), Canadian Olympic gold medalist Al MacInnis of Inverness, Nova Scotia (2002 to 2004), Dallas Drake of Trail, British Columbia (2005 to 2007), Canadian Olympic gold medalist Eric Brewer of Vernon, British Columbia (2007 to 2011), Canadian Olympic gold medalist Alex Pietrangelo of King City, Ontario (2016 to 2020), and Ryan O’Reilly of Clinton, Ontario (2020 to 2023). Of the four Blues captains in the past are four Canadian defensemen who have won an Olympic gold medal. Pronger, MacInnis and Brewer won a gold medal for Canada at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Pronger won a gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Pietrangelo won a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

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