Last, but not least, we come to Pat Maroon. Maroon was a local product, growing up in Oakville.
He went to play junior hockey down in Texarkana before that franchise was moved to St. Louis and became the St. Louis Bandits. Maroon would only spend one season with the Bandits in Chesterfield, but he was a star player on a Robertson Cup championship team.
Maroon wore the number seven with the Bandits, so it was fitting that he would take that number in his one and only season with the Blues.
In terms of production, Maroon was nothing to write home about. He only scored 10 goals and had 28 points with the Blues.
That was never more evident than during the Western Conference Final and Stanley Cup Final. Maroon got under everyone’s skin that he needed to.
The scene where he looked over at an opposing player and yelled “you guys are f***ed” will go down in Blues legend.
In addition to all that, Maroon scored the game-winning, series-ending goal against the Dallas Stars to put the Blues into the Western Conference Final. As an NHL player, Maroon was not known for a ton of offense, but he came up with one of the biggest goals in team history when he scored on Robert Thomas‘ rebound.
Down the line, some might question how a player who spent one season in St. Louis can be considered one of the best number sevens. When you have gigantic moments like that in a Stanley Cup winning year, plus the fact you came back home to play for your boyhood team, then that gives you all the extra points you need to make this list.