Throwback Thursday: Dennis Hull

By Josh Brink
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Carol Vadnais leans on Dennis Hull of the Chicago Black Hawks. (Photo courtesy of

Dennis Hull

Chicago Black Hawks Career – (1964-1977)

Games – 904

Goals – 298

Assists – 342

PIM – 255

+/- – 42

Playoffs – 97 games, 33 goals, 34 assists for a total of 67 points while adding 30 PIM.

How is everyone doing so far this week? It is that time of the week where we spotlight a throwback player from the Chicago Blackhawks past. This week’s selection for Throwback Thursday is Chicago Blackhawks Dennis Hull. I hope this may bring back some of those special memories of his playing time with the Chicago Blackhawks on this Throwback Thursday!

Dennis Hull grew up in the farming community of Point Anne, Ontario and was the son of Bobby Hull Sr. and was overshadowed by his brother and Chicago Blackhawks legend Bobby Hull Jr. Growing up Dennis Hull had acquired two of the same great traits of Bobby, a hard shot and great speed on the ice. Later in their careers Dennis and Bobby would play together on the same NHL team for 8 seasons.

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He started his hockey career at St. Catherine’s of the OHA Jr. A in 1960. By his fourth year on the team he had propelled to a solid hockey player scoring 48 goals at the age of 19 for the team. The Chicago Blackhawks were not ready for him to join the team yet however with a year of Jr. A eligibility left so they wanted to try farming him out which backfired since Toronto and Boston had threatened to grab him. Instead the Blackhawks sent him to the NHL where he did not get as much playing time as he would have elsewhere but they wanted to secure him.