Former Blues owner Mike Shanahan has died, the club announced Monday
Shanahan purchased the team in the mid-1980s from Harry Ornest and owned the team until in the mid-1990s.
During Shanahan’s tenure, the Blues made trades for stars such as Brett Hull and Adam Oates, and signed big names such as Scott Stevens.
Blues owner Tom Stillman released the following statement about Shanahan’s passing:
The St. Louis Blues organization is saddened to learn of the passing of former Blues chairman Mike Shanahan. Mr. Shanahan set a shining example of leadership both on and off the ice. He captivated Blues fans and made an immeasurable impact on the organization. He will forever be remembered for his passion for the Blues, his engaging personality, and his acquisition of Brett Hull. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Shanahan family, and our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.
Mr. Shanahan was a very special man. I looked up to and respected Mr. Shanahan in all aspects of life. He made people better and I know I am better having known him!! God bless you and the entire Shanahan family.— Brett Hull (@HOFBlues16) January 16, 2018
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