How the St Louis Blues were built
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06-06-2012, 04:13 PM
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Free Agent signings
Raymond Fortin is labeled as an excellent prospect. The stocky built backliner did a yeoman like job last season as his native Drummondville club swept the Allen Cup finals. Fortin was team Captain.
Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, June, 1967.
Traded to Los Angeles by St. Louis for Bob Wall, May 11, 1970
Suffered broken hand Jan 5 1969 Kansas City Blues vs Memphis CHL
St Louis Blues first Goal Jan 3 1969 vs Oakland Seals
2nd team CHL All Star Kansas City Blues 1968-69
Seth steps into the pro ranks after being labeled the world’s greatest amateur goalie. Representing Canada in world cup competition. Seth was named as the tourney’s outstanding goalie four of the past five years.
Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, June 6, 1967
Claimed by Buffalo (AHL) from St. Louis in Reverse Draft, June 13, 1968
Traded to St. Louis by Buffalo (AHL) for cash, June 27, 1968
Had his mask cracked and suffered deep cut under left eye when struck by a Larry Keenan shot in practice during 1967-68 season
Started first game in St Louis Blues History Oct 11 1967 vs Minnesota North Stars (2-2 tie)
Recorded first Win in St Louis Blues History Oct 14 1967 vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Roger Picard moves into the pro ranks to join his brother Noel, with the Blues. Big and strong, “Pic”, led his Sherbrooke Senior squad in scoring and was a member of last year’s Allan Cup winners. Picard has been a PSHL All Star selection six straight years.
First St Louis Blues Goal Nov 4 1967 vs Detroit Red Wings
First St Louis Blues player to receive a major penalty Oct 18 1967
Doug Harvey is undoubtedly one of the all time great hockey players in NHL history. Around the hot stove circuit, he has been claimed the greatest defenseman to ever lace on a pair of skates. His record will vouch for his reputation.
A standout with the Montreal Canadiens, Harvey has been the recipient of the Norris trophy an amazing seven times. Given to the outstanding NHL defenseman, the trophy has been shared by just four other backliners since its inception in 1953. Doug’s outstanding play was also responsible for his being named to the NHL All Star team eleven straight years…the final honor coming to him while player coach with the Rangers.
With the Blues Doug will be player-coach of the club’s CPHL Farm Club in Kansas City. His first and only attempt at a dual role had him guiding the NY Rangers into the playoffs, the last time, up until the past season the team had accomplished that feat.
Asst Coach St Louis Blues 1968-69
Named Head Coach Kansas City Blues CHL Jun 29 1967
Deceased Dec 26 1989
Suffered head injury (fractured skull) Mar 31 1969 in car accident and missed 1969 Playoffs
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