Gretzky, Hull suiting up for Blues in Winter Classic alumni game

Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull and Garth Butcher will take to the ice at the Winter Classic alumni game. Zia Nizami/Getty Images

From the official NHL release:



Featuring Greats Such as Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, Bernie Federko and Al


NEW YORK (Nov. 10, 2016) – The National Hockey League and the St. Louis Blues today jointly released the team’s current roster for the

2017 NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game. The game, which will be played outdoors against the greats from the Chicago Blackhawks, will take place Saturday, Dec. 31, at 1:30 p.m. CT at Busch Stadium.

More than 20 former St. Louis players and coaches are scheduled to participate in the renewal of this legendary rivalry. Those returning for the Blues include Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, Chris Pronger, Bernie Federko, Al MacInnis, Keith Tkachuk and more.

Blues Alumni Roster

Bruce Affleck

Martin Brodeur

Jeff Brown

Garth Butcher

Gino Cavallini

Paul Cavallini

Kelly Chase

Dallas Drake

Bernie Federko

Wayne Gretzky

Brett Hull

Barret Jackman

Mike Liut

Al MacInnis

Chris Mason

Scott Mellanby

Adam Oates

Larry Patey

Chris Pronger

Jamie Rivers

Bryce Salvador

Ed Staniowski

Peter Stastny

Keith Tkachuk

Pierre Turgeon

Terry Yake

Scott Young

Blues Coaching Staff

Red Berenson

Bob Plager

Brian Sutter

Gary Unger

This roster is current as of Nov. 10 – additions or changes may be made leading up to the game. The Alumni Game will consist of three 20-minute periods (running time) and two 12-minute intermissions. The Blackhawks alumni roster will be announced in the coming days.