The Blues enter the second year of their affiliation agreement with the Rampage in 2019-20. The first year of the partnership was a resounding success, with the Blues winning their first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history in 2018-19 and several Rampage alumni playing significant roles. After spending half the season in San Antonio, goaltender Jordan Binnington was called up to the Blues for a record-breaking run that included a Calder Trophy nomination and a nod for the NHL’s All-Rookie Team. Former Rampage regulars Sammy Blais and Zach Sanford also played significant roles in St. Louis’ Stanley Cup run. Twelve players appeared in games for both the Blues and Rampage during the 2018-19 season.
The Blues joined the National Hockey League in 1967 and have won nine division titles, most recently winning the Central Division in 2014-15. 22 Blues alumni have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, with legends like Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, Al MacInnis, and Bernie Federko all wearing the ‘Blue Note’ during their career. Coaching legends Al Arbour, Emile Francis, Scotty Bowman, Ken Hitchcock, and Joel Quenneville have also called St. Louis home. The Blues made the playoffs for 25 consecutive years between 1980 and 2004, tied for the third-longest streak in NHL history.