Hall of Famer Bobby Hull passes away at age 84
CHICAGO, IL (SNN-TV) - Sad news in the world of hockey, as hall of famer Bobby Hull, a 12-time All-Star and two-time Hart Trophy winner, has died.
Hull played for the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks and Hartford Whalers and the World Hockey Association's Winnipeg Jets over a 23-year pro career. The Blackhawks confirmed his death earlier today.
Hull, known during his playing career as “The Golden Jet” because of his blond hair and his speed on the ice, became beloved in Chicago for teaming with Stan Mikita to help the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 1961, ending a 23-year title drought.
Hull is 55th on the NHL's all-time scoring list with 610 goals and 560 assists. He also had 303 goals and 335 assists in the WHA for combined total of 913 goals in both leagues in 1,474 games.
Hull was 84 years old.