ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – When the St. Louis Blues took the ice on Sunday night for their pre-game skate, every player was wearing the number 6. Each Jersey also had the name Musial across the back.
It was a way for the Blues to honor Stan Musial.
“It’s a huge honor,” said Blues defenseman Barret Jackman. “It’s the least we could do as a Blue and as a sports organization.”
The jerseys were removed after the pre-game skate and autographed by each player. Those jerseys were then auctioned to raise money for the Blues 14 Fund and Cardinals Care.
The auction is expected to raise thousands of dollars.
Stan Musial’s family was at the game and told us Stan was big hockey fan even though he wanted the league to ban fighting.
“He thought it was a little too rough,” said Brian Schwarze, Muisal’s grandson. “He was going to write a letter to Gordie Howe but obviously that never happened.”
Schwarze said that Jackman purchased his own autographed jersey and donated it to the Musial family.