Bobby Hull

Bobby Hull

Nick Name
: N/A
:03 Jan,1939
:80 years, 7 months
:Pointe-Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada
Debut On
Retired On
: 1980

About Bobby Hull

Robert Marvin Hull is a Canadian former ice hockey player and is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. His blonde hair, end to end rushes, his incredible speed on skates, and being able to shoot the puck at very high velocity, all earned him the nickname "The Golden Jet". His talents were such that often one or two opposing players were assigned just to shadow him—a tribute to his explosiveness.


Born on January 3, 1939, in Pointe Anne, Canada, Bobby Hull joined the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League in 1957. Renowned for his lightning-fast slap shot, "The Golden Jet" won a Stanley Cup championship and two MVP awards before jumping to the Winnipeg Jets in the World Hockey Association in 1972. Hull retired in 1980 and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.

WHA Career:

After years of feuding with Chicago management, Hull signed a $1 million contract to be player-coach with the Winnipeg Jets in the upstart World Hockey Association in 1972. His signing gave instant credibility to the WHA, and Hull lived up to his end of the bargain by leading the Jets to three Avco Cup championships and claiming two MVP awards.

Hull returned to the NHL after it absorbed four WHA teams in 1979, splitting the year between Winnipeg and the Hartford Whalers before announcing his retirement. He finished his career with NHL totals of 610 goals and 1,170 points, and another 303 goals and 638 points in the WHA.

Bobby Hull Achievements

  • Art Ross Trophy winner (1960, 1962, and 1966)
  • NHL First All-Star Team Left Wing (1960, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, and 1972)
  • Stanley Cup champion (1961)
  • NHL Second All-Star Team Left Wing (1963 and 1971)
  • Hart Memorial Trophy winner (1965 and 1966)
  • Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner (1965)
  • Lester Patrick Trophy winner (1969)
  • Became third hockey player to appear on the cover of Time magazine
  • WHA First All-Star Team (1973, 1974, and 1975)
  • WHA Second All-Star Team (1976 and 1978)
  • WHA Most Valuable Player (1973 and 1975)
  • Avco Cup (WHA) Championships (1976, 1978, and 1979)
  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983
  • Retired as the second leading goal scorer and ninth leading point scorer in NHL history (currently 12th and 43rd respectively).
  • Second in WHA history in goals, sixth in assists and third in points.
  • In 1998, he was ranked number 8 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players, the highest-ranking left winger.
  • Upon playing his last playoff game in 1980, he and teammate Gordie Howe became the last active NHL players that had played in the 1950s.
  • “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Member of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame
  • Inaugural member of the World Hockey Association Hall of Fame.
  • Honoured member of the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.
  • In 2011, statues of Hull and Stan Mikita were installed outside the United Center, where the Blackhawks currently play.

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