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Bobby Hull

NHL Legend Bobby Hull

Full Name: Robert Marvin Hull
Profession: NHL Legend


Biography: Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, he was well known for his blonde hair, very hard slapshot, and very fast skating speed. He won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1961.

Born: January 3, 1939
Birthplace: Pointe Anne, Ontario, Canada
Age: 83 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events

  • 1966-01-16 Chicago Black Hawks' right wing Bobby Hull scores 4 goals (his 17th career hat trick) in a 6-5 loss to NY Rangers; becomes the first player in team history to score 300 goals
  • 1966-03-02 Black Hawks right wing Bobby Hull becomes the NHL's first 2-time 50-goal scorer when he strikes in a 5-4 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Stadium
  • 1966-03-12 Bobby Hull's 51st goal of season, sets record
  • 1970-01-20 23rd NHL All-Star Game, St. Louis Arena: East beats West, 4-1; MVP: Bobby Hull, Chicago, LW
  • 1971-01-19 24th NHL All-Star Game, Boston Garden: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 2-1; MVP: Bobby Hull, Chicago, LW
  • 1972-03-25 Bobby Hull becomes the 2nd NHLer to score 600 goals
  • 1996-12-22 St Louis Blues’ right wing Brett Hull scores his 26th NHL career hat trick to reach 500 career goals in a 7-4 win over the LA Kings; with father Bobby Hull, first father/son combo to each record 500 goals

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