Billy Plager, youngest ‘Blues Brother,’ dies at 70

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The youngest Plager brother died Sunday morning. Billy Plager was 70 years old. He joined the Blues in 1968.

Plager and his brothers are a part of hockey history. The trio played with the team from 1968-1972.
The St. Louis Blues have released the following statement on the passing of Billy Plager:

“The St. Louis Blues and the Blues Alumni Association are deeply saddened by the passing of Billy Plager. Along with his brothers Barclay and Bobby, Billy was part of the beloved Plager brothers trio that played together with the Blues from 1968 to 1972. Billy spent more time with the Blues than any other franchise and engrained himself in the St. Louis community during his tenure. His tireless work ethic and dedication was influential in establishing the identity of the Blues during the early years of the franchise. Our most heartfelt condolences go out to his brother Bobby and the entire Plager family.”

Billy was preceded in death by his brother Barclay Plager, who died in 1988 at age 46 of cancer.