Throwback Thursday: Bobby Hull

By Josh Brink
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Bobby Hull, 18-year-old player on the Chicago Blackhawks, is photographed in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 24, 1957. Hull, who is from Point Ann, Ont., Canada, is the youngest member of the team and the National Hockey League as he plays his first season as a pro. (AP Photo)

Later in his Black Hawks career on March 12, 1966 Bobby Hull scored his 51st goal of the season, putting him atop the list of most goals scored in a season during that time passing up both Maurice Richard and Bernie Geoffrion. This goal earned Bobby Hull a seven minute standing ovation at the old Chicago Stadium and it wouldn’t be his last one, he went on to score 54 goals during the season. Later in the 1968-69 season Hull broke his own record by 4 goals when he scored 58 during that season. By the end of the 1960’s Bobby Hull had ended the season leading the league in scoring a remarkable 7 times. 

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– His slapshot was once clocked at 95 mph and he could skate 29.7 mph hence why he was nicknamed The Golden Jet. On a side note of Hull, rumor has it that in his prime his wristshot was even more powerful than his slapshot.