ST. LOUIS - Sad news out of the St. Louis Blues organization Sunday as the team announced the passing of former defenseman Billy Plager at the age of 70.
Billy Plager was the youngest of the Plager Brother trio – that included Barclay and Bobby – who played for the Note in the late 60s to early 70s. Billy played in St. Louis from 1968-1972 after being traded by the New York Rangers. He was then picked up by Atlanta in 1972 in the expansion draft.
In a statement the Blues organization said of Billy Plager, “His tireless work ethic and dedication was influential in establishing the identity of the Blues during the early years of the organization. Our most heartfelt condolences go out to his brother Bobby and the entire Plager family.”
Plager appeared in 294 NHL games with North Stars, Blues and Flames including 19 postseason bouts in St. Louis.