Nov 21, 2011; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars former player Brett Hull answers questions during a press conference introducing new owner Tom Gaglardi (not pictured) at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Arguably the most famous man to wear the Note of all time, Brett Hull, has meant a great deal to the Blues and the city of St. Louis. The all-time leader in goals scored for the Blues was inked to a 5 year deal on this date in 1993, further solidifying his legendary presence on the Blues. This would end up being his final contract while playing for the Blues and would also see his play, yet still consistently good, decline.
I remember growing up as a kid going to Blues games at the newly opened Kiel Center being in awe of the players when they took the ice for warm-ups. Hull was easy to point out for me as he wore no helmet, with his long, blonde mullet flowing behind him. He instantly became my favorite player, which I’m sure was the case for a vast majority of Blues nation. What wasn’t there to love about this guy? He brought the excitement and beauty of hockey back into the spotlight in St. Louis and all around the hockey world. This led into the years of Chris Pronger and Al MacInnis anchoring the back end, and Hull, Pavol Demitra, and Pierre Turgeon up front. Of course, who could forget about a colorful character such as Tony Twist as well. Looking back at an event like this brings back some nostalgia to the game (and maybe a moment of brightness regarding the current troubles the team is having.) There is no doubt that this signing was incredibly important for the Blues to keep their offensive depth in check during this era. Let’s hope that in the next couple of years St. Louis can be blessed and entertained by another Brett Hull.
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