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Bobby Hull

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Biography:

Bobby Hull is a former NHL star hockey player. Widely considered to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time, Hull earned the nickname “The Golden Jet” for his fast slapshot, which was onece clocked at 95 mph. In 1983, Hull was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Though Sports Speaker Bobby Hull joined the NHL at the mere age of 18, he quickly adapted to the intensity of the NHL, finishing second in the Rookie of the Year poll. By his third season, Hull was leading the league in goals and points. In 1961, Hull led the Chicago Black Hawks to their first Stanley Cup title in 23 years. In 1966, Hull became the first NHL player to score over 50 goals in a single season. After scoring his 51st goal against the New York Rangers in Chicago, Hull received a seven minute standing ovation from his hometown fans. During the 1960s, Hull led the league in goal scoring a remarkable seven times. By his last NHL season, Hull had scored 50 or more goals five times. In 1972, Hull decided to sign with the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association, which offered him an attractive salary. Hull immediately became the preeminent star in the World Hockey Association, leading the Jets to two AVCO cups during his time with the team. In the 1974-1975 season, Hull scored an incredible 77 goals for the Jets. At the end of his career, he had posted 610 goals, 560 assists, and 1170 points. Hull had also won one Stanley Cup Championship, three Art Ross Trophies, two Hart Memorial Trophies, and a Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.

After retirement, Hull worked in the cattle ranching business, an area of passion for him. Hull has a passion for philanthropy, working with various youth charities through the NHL’s Alumni Association, such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He also currently serves as an ambassador for the Chicago Blackhawks.