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Bobby “The Golden Jet” Hull

Robert Marvin Hull
Left Wing
Born January 3, 1939 in Pointe Anne, Ontario
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 191 lbs.
 
Bobby Hull left the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks after 15 stellar seasons during which he was twice named the NHL's most valuable player and won the scoring championship three times to sign with the Winnipeg Jets and give instant credibility to the WHA. Though the Blackhawks and the NHL filed suit to prevent Hull and the other former NHL players from suiting up for their respective WHA teams, he was finally freed to play in November 1972 and led the Jets to the AVCO Cup final.

Following a disappointing 1973-1974 campaign, Hull was partnered with Swedes Ulf Nilsson and Anders Hedberg on what became known as the Hot Line and the trio terrorized WHA goaltenders over the next four seasons. Hull exploded for a record-breaking 77-goal season in 1974-1975 that eclipsed the single season major pro record established by Phil Esposito of the NHL's Boston Bruins.

Hull went on to lead the Jets to AVCO Cup championships in 1975-1976 and again in 1977-1978. He was named as a WHA First Team All-Star three times and once as a Second Team All-Star. He participated in six mid-season All-Star Games and was twice named the WHA's most valuable player.

Hull left the Jets early in the 1978-1979 season and retired, but rejoined the team briefly the following season after the Jets had entered the NHL. He finished the 1979-1980 season with the Hartford Whalers and retired for the second and final time.

Hull also served as the Jets' coach for parts of three seasons and was a partner in the group that bought the Jets late in the 1977-1978 season.

Player Statistics Jersey Numbers Transactions Draft History


Scoring Statistics
Regular Season
Season Team GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH Shots
1972-1973 Winnipeg Jets 63 51 52 103 37 - 14 2 -
1973-1974 Winnipeg Jets 75 53 42 95 38 - 9 1 -
1974-1975 Winnipeg Jets 78 77 65 142 41 55 27 0 556
1975-1976 Winnipeg Jets 80 53 70 123 30 62 14 0 416
1976-1977 Winnipeg Jets 34 21 32 53 14 16 7 0 102
1977-1978 Winnipeg Jets 77 46 71 117 23 55 10 0 257
1978-1979 Winnipeg Jets 4 2 3 5 0 1 1 0 12
Totals 411 303 335 638 183 - 82 3 -
Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH Shots
1972-1973 Winnipeg Jets 14 9 16 25 16 - 2 0 -
1973-1974 Winnipeg Jets 4 1 1 2 4 - - - -
1975-1976 Winnipeg Jets 13 12 8 20 4 15 - - -
1976-1977 Winnipeg Jets 20 13 9 22 2 6 - - -
1977-1978 Winnipeg Jets 9 8 3 11 12 5 - - -
Totals 60 43 37 80 38 - - - -


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