ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The St. Louis Blues have announced Friday that they will retire the No. 5 in honor of Bob Plager, who was acquired by the Blues on June 6, 1967 and has been with the organization for its entire 50 year history. Plager will be honored on Saturday night, Ocotber 29, 2016, during the first period of the Blues game against the Los Angeles Kings. The official banner raising ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 2, 2017, when the Blues host the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Plager becomes the seventh player in Blues history to have his number retired, joining No. 2 Al MacInnis, No. 3 Bob Gassoff, No. 11 Brian Sutter, No. 16 Brett Hull, No. 24 Bernie Federko and his brother, No. 8 Barclay Plager.
A No. 5 banner, shadowed by a Blue heart, hangs in the Scottrade Center honoring Plager for his franchise-long commitment to the team both on and off the ice. But Plager’s No. 5 jersey was never officially retired. It was most recently worn by long-tenured Blues player Barret Jackman.
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