The St. Louis Blues are a professional ice hockey team based in St. Louis.
The Blues compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Central Division in the Western Conference.
The franchise was founded in 1967 as one of the six teams from the 1967 NHL expansion and is named after the W. C. Handy song "Saint Louis Blues".
They play their home games at the 18,096 seat Enterprise Center in downtown St. Louis, which has been their arena since moving from St. Louis Arena in 1994.
The Blues have a rivalry with the Chicago Blackhawks, with whom they have shared a division since 1970.
The Springfield Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League (AHL) is the team's minor league affiliate.
The Blues were one of the six teams added to the NHL in the 1967 expansion