The St. Louis Blues named a special player to be their captain

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The St. Louis Blues are a team that is somewhat in transition. They have had a lot of players leave town since winning the Stanley Cup in 2019 but they always believe that they are going to be in contention for the postseason.

They didn’t make it back there last year but that doesn’t mean they are going to overreact and do a full-blown rebuild. They have acquired players more than they have gotten rid of players in an effort to always stay competitive.

It doesn’t seem like things are going to change that much coming into this season as they are not giving up their chance to make the playoffs in the NHL’s central division.

Ryan O’Reilly no longer plays for them so they were without a captain coming into the season. On Tuesday, however, that all changed. They named Brayden Schenn to be the 24th captain in St. Louis Blues history.

The St. Louis Blues named Brayden Schenn to be the 24th captain in team history.

A lot of good can be said about Brayden Schenn in his NHL career. He has been in a lot of big games including winning the Stanley Cup with the Blues but he is also just an incredible leader. Now, he is being rewarded for such leadership.

Schenn was drafted fifth overall by the Los Angeles Kings in 2009. He only played with them for two years before ending up with the Philadelphia Flyers for six years. In 2017, he found his way to the Blues where he has now also played for six years.

Acting as the captain in year seven is a tremendous honor for him. This team needed a new leader and they got one with Schenn who plays the game the right way. He might not be a superstar by any means but he is a very good player that does everything well.

In addition to Schenn being the captain, Robert Thomas, Justin Faulk, and Colton Parayko will all be wearing an “A” as alternate captains on the team. This is a very solid leadership group.

All of the experience that Schenn has in the NHL should do wonders for him as he tries to help mentor this young group of Blues players. He is just the guy they needed to step up and be the captain going forward. We’ll see if he can help get them back into the playoffs this year.

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