Original Blue Noel Picard dies at age 78
Noel Picard, an original Blue, has died at the age of 78 according to the team.
Picard played 278 games over six seasons with the Blues as a defenseman. He scored 12 goals, recorded 46 assists and is a part of arguably the most famous hockey photo of all time as a Blue. In the iconic photo, Bruins forward Bobby Orr can be seen celebrating while airborne after scoring the deciding goal in Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals and tripping over Picard’s stick.
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) September 7, 2017
Picard was paired defensively with Bobby Plager in his early years. Plager, in a statement to the team, said of Picard’s passing, “Noel Picard was one of the best friends and teammates I had here. It’s tough to hear. Noel was such a big, happy-go-lucky guy and enjoyed life. He was the life of everything.”