List of St. Louis Blues general managers

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Doug Armstrong is the current general manager of the St. Louis Blues.

The St. Louis Blues are an American professional ice hockey team based in St. Louis, Missouri. They play in the Central Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL).[1] The team joined the NHL in 1967 as an expansion team with five other teams. The Blues first played their home games at the St. Louis Arena until 1994; they have played their home games at the Scottrade Center, first named the Kiel Center, since then. The franchise has had eleven general managers since their inception.

Key[edit]

Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply
dagger Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder category

General managers[edit]

General managers of the St. Louis Blues
No. Name Appointment Departure Accomplishments and events during this term Ref(s)
1 Lynn Patrick May 5, 1966 May 29, 1968 Appeared in Stanley Cup Finals in 1968 [2][3]
2 Scotty Bowmandagger May 29, 1968 April 30, 1971 Appeared in Stanley Cup Finals in 1969 and 1970 [3][4]
Lynn Patrick May 7, 1971 October 30, 1971 [5][6]
3 Sid Abel October 30, 1971 April 17, 1973 [6][7]
4 Charles Catto May 7, 1973 May 1974 [8][9]
5 Gerry Ehman May 24, 1974 1975 [9]
6 Denis Ball 1975 1976
7 Emile Francisdagger April 12, 1976 May 2, 1983 25-year playoff appearance streak begins in 1980 [10][11]
8 Ron Caron August 13, 1983 July 17, 1994 [12][13]
9 Mike Keenan July 17, 1994 December 19, 1996 [13][14]
Ron Caron (Interim) December 19, 1996 June 21, 1997 [14][15]
10 Larry Pleau June 21, 1997 July 1, 2010 25-year playoff appearance streak ends in 2004 [15][16]
11 Doug Armstrong July 1, 2010 [16]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the franchise. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once. Interim general managers do not count towards the total.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rosters, Arena Information, and Aerial Maps". NHL Enterprises, L.P. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Patrick To Head St. Louis Blues". Eureka Humboldt Standard. May 6, 1966. p. 8. Retrieved July 22, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ a b "Blues Promote Bowman to GM Hire Harvey". Ottawa Journal. May 30, 1968. p. 14. Retrieved July 22, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Scotty Bowman Quits NHL Blues". Warren Times-Mirror and Observer. May 1, 1971. p. 9. Retrieved July 22, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Abel Named Coach of Blues". The Decatur Herald. May 8, 1971. p. 15. Retrieved July 22, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ a b "Blues Name New Coach". Aiken Standard. November 1, 1971. p. 7. Retrieved July 22, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Sid Abel to become manager of new KC hockey franchise". The Daily Capital News. April 18, 1973. p. 9. Retrieved July 22, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "New Blues manager wants 'hungry hockey players'". The Daily Capital News. May 8, 1973. p. 7. Retrieved July 22, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ a b "EHMAN NAMED ST. LOUIS". The Herald. May 25, 1974. p. 20. Retrieved July 22, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Blues name Francis to coach, manager". The Daily Journal. April 13, 1976. p. 11. Retrieved July 22, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Francis Looks To Build Whalers Into Winner" (PDF). The Journal-Register. May 3, 1983. p. 9. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Blues name Caron to post". The Pantagraph. August 14, 1983. p. 73. Retrieved July 22, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ a b Lapointe, Joe (July 18, 1994). "HOCKEY; Two Days Later, Keenan Is Back: As Coach of the Blues". The New York Times. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b Lapointe, Joe (December 20, 1996). "Keenan Is Out As the Coach Of the Blues". The New York Times. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "Blues hire Larry Pleau as general manager". AP. June 9, 1997. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b Pinkert, Chris (July 1, 2010). "Armstrong Takes Over as Blues GM". St. Louis Blues. Retrieved July 22, 2015.