The Blues’ roster for the 2017 NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game, which was revealed in a special one-hour pregame show on FOX Sports Midwest, is shaping up to be a great one.
Wayne Gretzky, who played 18 games with the Blues during the 1995-96 season, will wear the Blue Note once again when the Blues Alumni take on the Chicago Blackhawks Alumni on Saturday, Dec. 31 at Busch Stadium, just two days ahead of the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.
In addition to Gretzky, the Blues Alumni roster will include Hall of Famers Brett Hull, Al MacInnis, Bernie Federko, Adam Oates, Peter Stastny and Chris Pronger.
In fact, the entire 27-man Blues roster combined for 5,931 goals and 10,848 assists in the regular season (16,779 points).
The Winter Classic Alumni Game will be played at 1:30 p.m. and will consist of three 20-minute periods with a running clock and two 12-minute intermissions.
The Blackhawks roster will be announced soon.
Blues coaches include legends Red Berenson, Bob Plager, Brian Sutter and Garry Unger.
Fans who purchase tickets for the Winter Classic on Jan. 2 will also receive tickets to the Winter Classic Alumni Game on Dec. 31. A limited number of Winter Classic tickets are still available for fans interested in purchasing a full season ticket plan. For more information, please call 314-622-BLUE.
Larry Patey (#6), Keith Tkachuk (#7), Dallas Drake (#10), Adam Oates (#12), Brett Hull (#16), Gino Cavallini (#17), Scott Mellanby (#19), Bernie Federko (#24), Peter Stastny (#26), Terry Yake (#27), Kelly Chase (#39), Scott Young (#48), Pierre Turgeon (#77) and Wayne Gretzky (#99).
Al MacInnis (#2), Bruce Affleck (#4), Barret Jackman (#5), Garth Butcher (#5), Jamie Rivers (#6), Paul Cavallini (#14), Jeff Brown (#21), Bryce Salvador (#27) and Chris Pronger (#44).
Mike Liut (#1), Martin Brodeur (#30), Ed Staniowski (#31) and Chris Mason (#50).