Bobby Hull, Hockey Hall of Famer and Blackhawks legend, dies at 84

Hockey Hall of Fame winger Bobby Hull passed away on Monday, according to a statement from the NHL Alumni Association. He was 84. The main cause of death is not yet understood.

“The Chicago Blackhawks are saddened by the passing of Blackhawks legend Bobby Hull, a superstar for our franchise between 1957 and 1972,” the Blackhawks stated in a declaration. “Hull is part of an elite group of players who made a historic impact on our hockey club. The Golden Jet helped the Blackhawks win the 1961 Stanley Cup and delivered countless memories to our fans, whom he adored.

“Generations of Chicagoans were charmed by Bobby’s shooting expertise, skating ability and total group management that resulted in 604 profession objectives, a franchise record that stays to this day. We send our inmost compassions to the Hull household.”

Hull invested 15 of his 17 NHL seasons with the Blackhawks and signed up 604 objectives and 549 helps because time. The star winger was likewise a three-time Art Ross Trophy winner, won the Hart Trophy in back-to-back seasons (1964-65 and 1965-66), and was chosen to 10 All-Star Games.

Hull likewise assisted the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup throughout the 1960-61 season, when Chicago beat the Detroit Red Wings in 6 video games. 

He revealed his retirement throughout the 1978-79 season, however chosen to return the extremely next season after the WHA combined with the NHL. Hull appeared in 18 video games for the Winnipeg Jets throughout the 1979-80 project then was traded to the Hartford Whalers, where he played 9 video games prior to revealing his retirement for the last time.

Hull was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983 and had his No. 9 jersey retired by the Blackhawks because extremely exact same year.

Hull, who made the label “The Golden Jet” for his excellent skating capability, ended up being the very first gamer in NHL history to score more than 50 objectives in a single season. The Blackhawks legend scored 54 objectives throughout the 1965-66 season and passed Maurice “Rocket” Richard and Bernie Geoffrion as the only gamer to leading 50 objectives.

In 2008, the Hall of Famer was called as a Chicago group ambassador, together with fellow Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita. However, in February 2022, the group revealed that Hull would no longer be serving because function moving forward after fellow group ambassadors Mikita and Tony Esposito had actually passed away.

While Hull had an extraordinary profession on the ice, his life was filled with debate far from it. The previous Blackhawks star dealt with domestic abuse accusations from 2 of his 3 other halves. Hull’s 3rd spouse, Deborah, even submitted charges originating from an event in 1984, however wound up ultimately dropping them. Hull likewise pled guilty to trying to punch a law enforcement officer throughout his arrest and was fined $150 as an outcome of the occurrence. In 1998, he was slammed for grumbling about the Black population in the United States and stating that “Hitler had some good ideas” and “just went a bit too far” in an interview with The Moscow Times.

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