Throwback Thursday: Bobby Hull

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Bobby Hull (Left) and Jack Evans (Right) take a picture with their newly acquired Stanley Cup in 1961. (Photo courtesy of greatesthockeylegends.com)

Bobby Hull (Left) and Jack Evans (Right) take a picture with their newly acquired Stanley Cup in 1961. (Photo courtesy of greatesthockeylegends.com)

Bobby Hull excelled right away during his first season with the Chicago Blackhawks scoring 13 goals and 34 assists in 70 games played while nearly winning the Calder Trophy. He was beat because he did not score as many goals and came in second to Frank Mahovlich in voting. One thing that some may not know is Bobby Hull actually wore #’s 16 & 7 but later switched it to 9, his tribute to his favorite hockey player as a child, Gordie Howe.

By his third season in the league Bobby Hull had already showed how great he was, leading the league in both goals with 39 and points with 81. His same knack for the puck and scoring ability helped propel the Chicago Black Hawks the following year to the playoffs where they eventually won the Stanley Cup in 1961.  This happened to be Bobby Hull’s only Stanley Cup he would win during his extended career.

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