Bobby Hull, a 12-time All-Star and two-time Hart Trophy winner who was also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, passed away on Monday, the Chicago Blackhawks reported. He was 84. He is survived by his children.
Hull has five children—son Bobby Jr., daughter Michelle, and sons Blake, Brett, and Bart—with their first wife, Joanne.
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Brett Hull played hockey and scored 741 goals throughout his NHL career (currently the fifth-highest goal total in NHL history).
RIP Bobby Hull.
A couple pictures of the Hull family. Both include Brett as a youngster. pic.twitter.com/xfx7qMnWkq
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Bobby and Brett were the first father-and-son duo to score more than 50 goals in an NHL season and 600 goals overall.
Furthermore, Bobby and Brett are the only father-son duo to have won the Lady Byng Trophy, the Hart Memorial Trophy (Bobby twice, Brett once), and been the league’s best goal scorers (Bobby seven times and Brett three times).
Hull frequently brought his boys with him to team sessions so they could skate because he wanted Bobby Jr., Blake, and Brett to have the same opportunity he enjoyed. Before the 1965–1966 season began, the Hull boys were causing so much trouble that the Blackhawks forbade kids from participating in team practices. Hull declared his desire to be traded during a brief walkout. One of the few conflicts he had with management throughout his career was this one.
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While playing with the Phoenix Coyotes in 2005, Brett wore his father’s retired No. 9 for the final five games of his career. Bart Hull was a standout running back for the Boise State University Broncos football team before suffering frequent injuries. In the CFL, he also played for the Ottawa Rough Riders and Saskatchewan Roughriders for one season each.
Following football, he briefly played professionally with the Idaho Steelheads in hockey. Both Blake and Bobby Jr. played junior and varsity hockey. The 1980 Cornwall Royals won the Memorial Cup behind Bobby Jr.
The brothers played together on the ice as members of the Brantford Mott’s Clamatos, winners of the 1987 Allan Cup in the OHA Senior A Hockey League (AAA Men’s Amateur).
Michelle Hull, a talented figure skater who won the British Columbia Pre-Novice Championship at age 11, was Hull’s daughter. She now holds dual state licenses as an attorney after being forced to quit figure skating owing to persistent knee issues.