OHL Mourns the Loss of Bobby Hull


The Ontario Hockey League is saddened by the loss of alumnus, Stanley Cup champion and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Hull, who passed away on Monday at the age of 84.

Nicknamed “The Golden Jet,” Hull is widely considered one of the greatest players in NHL history, winning the Hart Trophy twice along with seven different Maurice Richard Trophies as the NHL’s top goal-scorer. He is considered by some to be the greatest player in Chicago Blackhawks history. Hull hoisted the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 1961 and finished his NHL career with 610 goals and 1,170 points in 1,063 career regular season games. He went on to play in 411 games with the WHA’s Winnipeg Jets, putting up 638 points (303-335–638) in the process. Hull was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983 and his number 9 is retired by both the Blackhawks and Jets franchises.

A native of Point Anne, Ont., a community in Prince Edward County southeast of Belleville, Hull got his start with the St. Catharines Teepees, playing two OHA seasons from 1955-57 before making the jump to the NHL where he made an instant impact with the Chicago Blackhawks. Hull played alongside another future Blackhawks great in Stan Mikita during his time in St. Catharines.

Hull finished in the top three in goals scored in 10 NHL seasons. Only Gordie Howe (12) and Alex Ovechkin (11) have more such instances.

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