WATCH: NHL legend Chris Pronger chugs beer for Blues fans at jersey retirement

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) - NHL Hall of Famer Chris Pronger provided St. Louis Blues fans with one more legendary moment during his jersey retirement ceremony Monday night at Enterprise Center.

During his speech, he pulled out a Bud Light bottle, un-twisted the top and took a swig in appreciation of Blues fans. Then as he finished his speech, he chugged the rest in seconds.

You can hear more of his speech in the audio at the top of this page.

The Blues went on to defeat the Nashville Predators 5-3 that night, coming from behind after allowing two goals.

Maybe Pronger's pre-game speech had something to do with the victory:

Pronger's No. 44 jersey became the eighth to be retired by the Blues (Al MacInnis - #2, Bob Gassoff - #3, Bob Plager - #5, Barclay Plager - #8, Brian Sutter - #11, Brett Hull - #16 and Bernie Federko - #24)

Pronger was acquired from the Hartford Whalers for LW Brendan Shanahan in 1995 and played in 598 games with the club through 2004. He became the second player in NHL history to win the Hart and Norris trophies in the same season in 1999-2000 when the Blues also won the Presidents’ Trophy. But he never played in the Stanley Cup Final until after leaving St. Louis.

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