Bobby Hull: The Golden Jet
Robert Marvin Hull is a Canadian former ice hockey player who is said to be one of the best player of all time. He earned the name “The Golden Jet” for his blonde hair and speedy skating. He was born on January 3, 1939, in Pointe Anne, Ontario, Canada.
Bobby Hull was in Hockey from a very young age. He played for Chicago Black Hawks, Winnipeg Jets, and Hartford Whalers. In 1957, at the age of 18, Hull started his career with NHL. He completed his NHL (National Hockey League) with 1063 games, 610 goals, and 560 assists. His WHA (World Hockey Association) career started in 1972 and it includes 411 games, 303 goals, and 335 assists.
While attending a hockey event in 1998, it was stated that the hull is a racist and passes comments against Africans. He later denied the news. Whatever was the statement but it was widely reported in Russian Media and the image of the hull was tarnished, but his fan following was still the same.
Some of his accomplishments areas:-
- Art Ross Trophy as NHL’s top scorer (1960, 1962 and 1966).
- Most Valuable Player in WHA (1973 and 1975).
- Hart Memorial Trophy as NHL’s most valuable player (1965 and 1966).
- Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.
- Honored member of the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.
- In 1978, he was appointed as the Officer of the Order of Canada.
- He was named as the figurehead commissioner of the new World Hockey Association.
While concluding about THE GOLDEN JET we can say that he made a remarkable journey throughout. He is indeed remembered for his career in the field of Hockey.
Best Bobby Hull Quotations Collection
“I feel, first of all, very privileged that these people think enough of me that they made me commissioner. And it’s almost like, as Yogi Berra said, ‘deja vu all over again.’”
“My job is to suggest and ratify and use any expertise that I might have gained over the 23 years in professional hockey to make our game a better game.”
“All I’ve done all my life is just tried to better the game for our players and for those people watching.”
“Every professional athlete owes a debt of gratitude to the fans and management, and pays an installment every time he plays. He should never miss a payment.”
“First and foremost it’s important that we’re able to put something back in the game, which we have always done. We’re doing this to help needy charities along with the police forces in different towns and cities.”
“I hope I can do a better job than Mr. Bettman.”
“If I was to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing.”
“Nobody gives a crap about hockey down here – nobody. I coach kids’ hockey down here and you can start to see the disinterest in the game here with the kids.”
“Now we’re doing it for different reasons. We’re doing it to bring back the families to the game, people who love the game, and make it an affordable night’s entertainment.”
“Somewhere in my wildest childhood I must have done something right. Being able to make a boyhood dream come true is one thing, but to have a kid come along and thrill his dad like Brett Hull has thrilled me over his career is too much for one guy to handle.”
“Then to have Brett come along and follow in the footsteps, it’s so gratifying. I get as much enjoyment out of watching Brett play as I did of entertaining people myself.”
“Well, Brett was a pretty laid back kid and I think all the pressure was heaped upon my eldest boy, Bobby.”
“Well, pioneers always suffer. I don’t care who is the first to embark upon things. For instance, settlers that settled the West, Western Canada and the U.S… they went though hell doing it, but it had to be done.”
“What makes it all worthwhile is we just play for the sheer enjoyment of entertaining people and… make our families and the team we played on and the people watching, proud of what we did.”
“You might say I was a little bit more outspoken… I spoke my mind.”