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Former Sabre Ryan O'Reilly named captain of St. Louis Blues

Ryan O'Reilly
Posted at 12:39 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 12:39:16-05

ST. LOUIS (WKBW) — On Wednesday, the St. Louis Blues announced that former Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly was named the 23rd captain in team history.

O'Reilly played for the Sabres from 2015 to 2018 before he was traded to the Blues in the 2018 offseason.

The 29-year-old won the Conn Smythe trophy (playoff MVP) after helping the St. Louis Blues win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history in 2019.

O'Reilly replaces former captain defenseman Alex Pietrangelo who signed with the Vegas Golden Knights this offseason.