Bobby Hull – The Golden Jet
Bobby Hull, nicknamed “The Golden Jet” was known for his blazing speed and hard and precise shot that was terrifying opposing goalies. He started his NHL career in the 1957-1958 season. He played is full NHL career alongside Hall of Famer Stan Mikita.
Bobby Hull won the Stanley Cup once in 1960-1961 with the Chicago Blackhawks. He left the National Hockey League (NHL) to move to the World Hockey Association (WHA) following the 1971-1972 season at the age of 33 after 15 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks. He then played 7 seasons in the World Hockey Association (WHA) with the Winnipeg Jets. He later came back for 27 games with the Winnipeg Jets and Hartford Whalers during the 1979-1980 season. He ended up his career as a 7-time regular season leading goal scorers and 610 goals scored. Some experts even claimed that if it wasn’t for his 7-season hiatus in the WHA, Hull would have been the current all-time leading goal scorer.
Bobby Hull – Career Stats
Number of regular seasons as leading scorer: 7 times
Regular season career goals: 610
Regular season career goals per game: 0.57
Percentage of the goals team: 17.51%
Bobby Hull – The Hockey Legacy
Bobby Hull was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983. On January 27, 2017, in a ceremony during the All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Bobby Hull was part of the second group of players to be named one of the “100 Greatest Players” in history. Bobby Hull jersey #9 jersey has been retired both by the Chicago Blackhawks and the Winnipeg Jets (and is still honoured by the Jets’ successor team, the Arizona Coyotes).