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10-04-2008, 05:28 PM
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are proud to select "The Golden Jet"# 9 Bobby Hull

Bobby is regarded as one of the greatest ice hockey players and perhaps the greatest left winger to ever play the game.Few of the game's superstars could match the physical talents of Bobby Hull. The Golden Jet combined blazing speed, a feared unerring accurate slapshot and a powerful physique to rise to the elite of the NHL in the 1960s He scored 604 goals (even more PIM !) 1,153 points (at more than a point-per-game avg.), five-time 50+ goal scorer, 24 career hat tricks. I'm still not sure how he ever managed to win the Lady Byng given his reputation for gritty, tough play. When the NHL started calculating +/-, Hull recorded a +/- of plus 100 over his last five years (imagine what he would have had earlier in his career). He was the complete player -HHOF

He could skate 30 mph shot 118 mph. 19 mph more then the winning slap shot at the all star skills competition.His wrist shot at 105 mph, his backhand shot at 96 mph.He was also an exceptionally strong player with a nearly perfect athlete's body at 5-feet-10 and a solid 195 pounds -Hick of Sports

The Gold Jet pushed the envelope on how fast a man could skate shoot and play hard. Bravely he could ask for more money and hischarisma matched the power of his game. He once told his coach bill reay that he may want to coach one day and nervously coach reay said I hope it's not here.
-Top 50 nhl players

Hull won the 1960 Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer with 39 goals and 43 assists for a total of 82 points. He also won the trophy in 1962 and 1966. Hull scored 50 goals to tie the league record in 1961-62; he broke the record with 54 goals in 1965-66 and extended it to 58 in 1968-69.He won the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player in 1965 and 1966 and he holds the record for left wings with 12 all-star selections, including ten as a first team all-star.

In 23 seasons, Hull played 1474 regular season games, scoring 913 goals with 895 assists. His total of 1808 points is third behind Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe. In 119 NHL playoff games, he had 62 goals and 67 assists.
WHA totals 411 303 335 638 183
Playoffs 60 43 37 80 38
NHL totals 1063 610 560 1170 640
Playoffs 119 62 67 129 102

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