His son Brett, while playing for the Phoenix Coyotes in 2005 (the former Winnipeg Jets), wore his father's retired #9 for the last five games of his career.
Bobby's little brother, Dennis Hull, played alongside him for the Chicago Black Hawks, (and was sometimes referred to as "the Silver Jet.")
A member of one of the great families of hockey, his son, Brett Hull (the Golden Brett), starred in the National Hockey League.
In 1998, Hull got involved in a controversy by the Russian media, when he allegedly made pro-Nazi comments. He later claimed the interviewer misunderstood him in the translation.
In 1978 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
He was a key member of the Canadian squad that won the 1976 Canada Cup.
Because he joined to the rival league, Hull was not allowed to play for the NHL team representing Canada in the 1972 Series but in 1974 he played for the WHA team representing Canada against the great USSR national team. The WHA lost the series 4 games to 1, with 3 ties.
He played 23 professional seasons in hockey from 1957 to 1980, scoring 672 goals.
In 1966, he became the first NHL player to score more than 50 goals in one season, earning a 7-minute standing ovation for his 51st goal.
Weight: 185 lbs.
Hull was able to have such a fast slapshot because he and his teammate Stan Mikita were the first NHL players to curve the blades of their sticks. The curved blade allows the shooter to remain in contact with the puck for a longer period of time and increase the force behind the shot.
Bobby Hull was famous for the speed and accuracy of his 120 mph slapshot, that many others would soon try to imitate.
Although he originally wore number 16 then wore number 7 when the Hawks won the cup, he later switched to number 9, considered the prestige number in hockey.
Led the Chicago Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup, in 1961
Nicknamed: "The Golden Jet"
Played junior hockey for the St. Catharines Black Hawks in the Ontario Hockey Association.
Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.
Won the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1969.
Won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 1965.
Twice named to the NHL's Second All-Star Team; (1963, 1971)
Ten times he was named to the NHL's First All-Star team. (1960, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972)
Twice voted the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player; (1965, 1966)
Won the Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's scoring champion three times; (1960, 1962, 1966)
Played his minor hockey in Belleville.