Bobby HullJanuary 3, 1939 in Pointe Anne, Ontario, Canada, is regarded as one of the greatest ice hockey players to ever play the game.
Nicknamed, "The Golden Jet", Bobby Hull led the Chicago Blackhawks to their third Stanley Cup, in 1961, the previous two having been won in 1934 and 1938. Bobby Hull was famous for the speed and accuracy of his 120 mph slapshot, that many others would soon try to imitate.
In 1966, he became the first NHL player to score more than 50 goals in one season, earning a 7-minute standing ovation for his 51st goal. He played 23 professional seasons in hockey from 1957 to 1980, scoring 672 goals.
His NHL awards:
- Won the Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's scoring champion three times; (1960, 1962, 1966)
- Twice voted the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player; (1965, 1966)
- Ten times he was named to the NHL's First All-Star team. (1960, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972)
- Twice named to the NHL's Second All-Star Team; (1963, 1971)
- Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (1965)
- Lester Patrick Trophy (1969)
- Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.
His son, Brett Hull, plays in the National Hockey League.