Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Alumni Association, And Brett Hull Mourn Death Of Bobby “The Golden Jet” Hull

Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Alumni Association, And Brett Hull Mourn Death Of Bobby “The Golden Jet” Hull

Famous Chicago Blackhawks player and two-time NHL MVP Bobby Hull has died at the age of 84.

Trading card photo of Bobby Hull as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. These cards were printed on the back of boxes of Chex cereal in the United States and Canada from 1963 to 1965. Photo credit: Ralston-Purina Company, makers of Chex cereal, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Hull’s son, Brett Hull, confirmed his father’s passing, saying, “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of my father, Bobby Hull. Throughout his 84 years, he gave my family – and everyone he met – an incredible amount of fond memories. Those of us who were lucky enough to spend time with him will cherish them forever.

Hull added: “Thank you to everyone who reached out to share their condolences and memories of my dad. He will be sorely missed.”

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At this time, no further details regarding Hull’s passing have been released, but as soon as his passing was confirmed, hockey fans immediately went online to express their sadness at the passing of the former MVP. .

“We are saddened by the passing of Blackhawks legend Golden Jet – Bobby Hull,” the Chicago Blackhawks said on their official Twitter account Monday after the news broke.

Source: Twitter @NHLBlackhawks

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“The NHL Alumni Association is deeply saddened to learn that Bobby Hull has passed away at the age of 84,” the NHL Alumni Association tweeted.

“Bobby started his NHL career with the Blackhawks in 1957,” they continued. “He will play 15 seasons with the team, one season with Winnipeg and another with Hartford, totaling 1,063 regular season games.”

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“Hull was a driven player who always gave the fans a memorable experience every game and made them stand up. Upon retiring, ‘The Golden Jet’ was never in a hurry to sign every autograph as a Blackhawks ambassador, one of his favorite accomplishments,” they continued.

“Bobby is a 3-time Art Ross Trophy winner, 2-time Lester Patrick Trophy, 2-time Hart Memorial Trophy, 2-time Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner, Stanley Cup champion, a member of the Hall of Fame of the hockey and one of the 100 greatest players in the NHL,” noted NHL Alumni.

“We send our deepest condolences to Bobby’s family, friends, former teammates and Blackhawks organization during this very difficult time,” the post concluded.

NHL Alumni Twitter

“When Bobby Hull finally took a shot, fans across the NHL stood in anticipation and opposing goaltenders braced,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement regarding Hull’s passing. . “At his peak, there was no more prolific scorer in all of hockey.

“We send our deepest condolences to his son, Brett, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame; the whole Hull family; and the countless fans in the hockey world who were lucky enough to see him play or who have since marveled at his exploits.

Hull’s slap shot was renowned for its power, with Blackhawks goaltender Glenn Hall saying in 1965, “There are days when you step out of the way and leave the door wide open. It’s a simple matter of self-preservation.

Bobby Hull via Don Cherry’s Grapevine Podcast on YouTube

Blackhawks President Rocky Wirtz also remembered Hull saying, “Bobby Hull will be remembered as one of the greatest Blackhawks players of all time. He was a beloved member of the Blackhawks family. When I took over the organization on the death of my father in 2007, one of my first priorities was to meet with Bobby to convince him to return as a team ambassador.

“His connection with our fans was special and irreplaceable. On behalf of the entire Wirtz family, I offer our deepest condolences for the loss of Bobby Hull, the Golden Jet. He will be missed,” added Wirtz.

Bobby Hull via Dennis18savard YouTube

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