Well, the St. Louis Blues finally have a Captain. And it’s a Schenn-sational one.
“I don’t think it has set in yet, to be honest,” Schenn told stlouisblues.com. “The history of this franchise, the great captains they’ve had, and now getting your own name added to that extraordinary list, it’s a huge honor that I’m thankful for. I’m excited for the opportunity and the challenge this will bring.”stlouisblues.com
Since joining the National Hockey League 56 years ago, only 23 players have worn the C on their sweater, and today the club announced another member to that club. Brayden Schenn was named the 24th captain in franchise history, joining notable names such as Brett Hull, Brian Sutter, and Chris Pronger. Colton Parayko, Justin Faulk, and Robert Thomas will also serve as assistant captains this season.
The Saskatoon native led the team in PIMS, third in goals and second in assists last season, and has always been a fan favorite with fans. Schenn will be entering his seventh season with the organization and won’t be leaving the Lou anytime soon, as his 8-year contract still has some miles on it, and the modified no-trade clause does not kick in until 2025.