NHL: The best captain in each team’s history (Updated 2023)

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St. Louis Blues, Brett Hull
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Best NHL captain from each franchise: St. Louis Blues – Brett Hull

Not only was right winger Brett Hull considered to be the most popular player to ever wear a St. Louis Blues uniform but his years as captain helped revitalize the team after years of frustration. He was instrumental in doing his part of building a contender that could take on anyone throughout the regular season.

Hull was an impact player that anytime he hit the ice to either cut a lead or take it, opposing teams knew within a blink of an eye, he would get his team back on track. He would score quickly and efficiently while truly being a force to reckon with, much to the excitement of hockey fans watching greatness right before their eyes.

Even though at the time he had behind-the-scene issues with then head coach Mike Keenan, he always stayed focused on leading his team to the Stanley Cup playoffs. As team captain of the Blues, the franchise enjoyed many years of postseason success but sadly, never won it all during Hull’s 10-year tenure with the team.

“The Golden Brett” also did a lot for the St. Louis community through youth hockey programs and helping prepare kids to potentially be the next wave of future superstars. The Blues honored Hull back in 2006 for all his accomplishments when they officially retired his No. 16 and hung his banner proudly in Enterprise Center.