Throwback Thursday: Bobby Hull

By Josh Brink
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Bobby Hull Winnipeg Jets (WHL) (Photo courtesy of

Before the 1972 season started Bobby Hull wanted more money from the Chicago Black Hawks but they did not want to pay him for what he was asking at the time. At the same time he was being persuaded by the newly forming professional hockey league known as the (WHA) World Hockey Association. He was sought after because the league felt that he would help them gain attention and possibly other talent would want to join their league. History was made from there because he didn’t turn down his first offer from the WHA’s Winnipeg Jets. The deal was $1 million signing bonus, $1 million salary over four years, and a $100,000 a year for six years to work for six years with the team’s management. 

Notable accomplishments:

10x NHL First All-Star Team Left Wing (1960, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, and 1972)

3x Art Ross Trophy winner (1960, 1962, and 1966)

2x NHL Second All-Star Team Left Wing (1963 and 1971)

2 x Hart Memorial Trophy winner (1965 and 1966)

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner (1965)

Lester Patrick Trophy winner (1969)

Here is a tribute to the great provided by the Chicago Blackhawks organization on

Any Bobby Hull fans out there on Throwback Thursday? Let me know what your thoughts are or any specific memories you may have in the comments below! I never had the chance to see him on the ice but the videos that are out there sure are neat.

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