Happy Birthday Bobby Hull. Born on this date, January 3, 1939. “The Golden Jet,” turns 76-years-old. In a professional career which spanned 1,474 games between the NHL and WHA, Hull notched 913 goals. Hull was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.
“The Golden Jet,” won the 1960-61 Stanley Cup with the Chicago Black Hawks, as they were known in those days. Additionally, Hull won a pair of Avco Cup titles with the Winnipeg Jets in 1975-76 and 1977-78. Beginning his career with Chicago in 1957, Hull finished out with the Hartford Whalers in 1980.
Seven times Hull led the NHL in goals for and once in the WHA. The 12-time All-Star, also won the Hart Memorial Trophy on two occasions. Below, a look back at “The Golden Jet,” for your enjoyment.
One Blackhawk already in Washington. Bobby Hull portrait hangs at the Smithsonian. pic.twitter.com/W1Xu2ADy4o
— Hockey Central (@SNHockeyCentral) December 30, 2014
More Bobby Hull from outside United Center pic.twitter.com/FVRZjsG5Vm
— gary lawless (@garylawless) December 23, 2014
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 22, 2014