September 2, 2014

NHL Board of Governors set to vote on Blues ownership

A vote by the NHL’s Board of Governors is expected today to finalize the sale of the St. Louis Blues to a group led by local businessman Tom Stillman. The closing of the sale could be finalized Wednesday, and a press conference announcing the sale could come as early as Thursday.

Stillman is the CEO of Summit Distributing in St. Louis and has been minority owner of the team since 2007, who will pay an estimated $130 million for the Blues, the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League and ‘significant interest” in the Peabody Opera House.

The new ownership group, will most likely name former Blues and Hockey Hall of Famer Brett Hull to a management position. No other changes to the team’s management staff, which includes President John Davidson and general manager Doug Armstrong, are expected.