Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brett Hull
As the son of the ""Golden Jet"" Bobby Hull, the younger Hull came into the game with the pressure that having a famous name can bring, pressure that he shrugged off easily. After his 1,000th point, Brett and Bobby became the only father and son combo in NHL history to each score 1,000 points and now both have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

But this was not the first time the younger Hull hit a scoring milestone. As a St. Louis Blues player nine years earlier, he scored 50 goals in 49 games. He became just the fifth player in NHL history to do the 50/50, tying as third fastest ever. This achievement put Hull in an elite group of superstar players alongside Wayne Gretzky, Maurice Richard, Mike Bossy and Mario Lemieux.

Despite his father's impressive career, Brett was not always seen as being destined for hockey stardom. He began playing junior hockey in Penticton, in the BCJHL. This was only a Tier II junior team, one level below major junior hockey. In those days, Hull weighed 220 pounds and was nicknamed Pickle. Despite his size, he scored 105 goals in 56 games and won a scholarship to the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

In 1984 the Calgary Flames drafted Hull 117th overall after just two years in college, and he spent the next couple of seasons splitting his playing time between Calgary and their minor league team in Moncton. In Moncton, Hull finished third in league scoring and was name the AHL's Rookie-of-the-Year.

In 1988 the Flames traded Hull to St. Louis. In his first season, he scored 41 goals and captured the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. 1990-91 marked the first of Hull's three consecutive 70-plus goal seasons, which included a career high 86 goals in 1990-91 which earned him the Lester B. Pearson Trophy and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's Most Valuable Player.

After eleven seasons in St. Louis, Hull signed with the Dallas Stars in the summer of 1998. He had said he wanted to play for the Chicago Blackhawks, his father's team, but the Stars made him an offer he just could not pass up. Despite the big contract, the move to the Stars took some pressure off Hull. A perennially strong team, the Stars had never played quite as well on the ice as their name suggested. When Hull joined their ranks, they went on to win the Stanley Cup in 1999, with Hull scoring the winning goal in triple overtime.

Long-time Flyers' goalie Ron Hextall once summed up the opposition's take on Hull: ""When he comes in on the wing, he's got an awful lot of speed. If you give him a hole, he hits it."" And for his part, Hull has always had a pretty clear idea of what he has been paid to do. Possessed of a mean slapshot and a solid frame, Hull has had a decided knack for finding the back of the net throughout his career.

Early in the 1999-2000 season, Hull scored his 600th goal, thus ensuring he and father Bobby were the first and only father-son combination to reach that remarkable plateau. After three seasons in Dallas, Hull signed as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings prior to 2001-02 season and went on to capture his second Stanley Cup later that spring.

Hull surpassed the 700-goal mark and 1,300-point mark in 2002-03 and shows no signs of slowing down. After three seasons in Detroit, Hull went on to sign as a free agent with the Phoenix Coyotes in the summer of 2004 and following a lock out year in 2004-05, would play a mere five games with the club before announcing his retirement from the game.

On the international stage Hull has represented the United States at the Winter Olympics (1998 and 2002), the 1996 World Cup, the 1991 Canada Cup and the 1986 World Championships.

In his illustrious NHL career, Brett Hull scored 741 goals, 650 assists and 1,391 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Penticton Knights BCJHL 50 48 56 104 27
1983-84 Penticton Knights BCJHL 56 105 83 188 20
1984-85 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 48 32 28 60 24
1985-86 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 42 52 32 84 46
1985-86 United States WEC-A 10 7 4 11 18
1985-86 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1986-87 Calgary Flames NHL 5 1 0 1 0 -1 4 2 1 3 0
1986-87 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 67 50 42 92 16 3 2 2 4 2
1987-88 Calgary Flames NHL 52 26 24 50 12 +10
1987-88 St. Louis Blues NHL 13 6 8 14 4 +4 10 7 2 9 4
1988-89 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 41 43 84 33 -17 10 5 5 10 6
1989-90 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 72 41 113 24 -1 12 13 8 21 17
1990-91 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 86 45 131 22 +23 13 11 8 19 4
1991-92 United States Can-Cup 8 2 7 9 0
1991-92 St. Louis Blues NHL 73 70 39 109 48 -2 6 4 4 8 4
1992-93 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 54 47 101 41 -27 11 8 5 13 2
1993-94 St. Louis Blues NHL 81 57 40 97 38 -3 4 2 1 3 0
1994-95 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 29 21 50 10 +13 7 6 2 8 0
1995-96 St. Louis Blues NHL 70 43 40 83 30 +4 13 6 5 11 10
1996-97 United States W-Cup 7 7 4 11 4
1996-97 St. Louis Blues NHL 77 42 40 82 10 -9 6 2 7 9 2
1997-98 St. Louis Blues NHL 66 27 45 72 26 -1 10 3 3 6 2
1997-98 United States Olympics 4 2 1 3 0
1998-99 Dallas Stars NHL 60 32 26 58 30 +19 22 8 7 15 4
1999-00 Dallas Stars NHL 79 24 35 59 43 -21 23 11 13 24 4
2000-01 Dallas Stars NHL 79 39 40 79 18 +10 10 2 5 7 6
2001-02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 30 33 63 35 +18 23 10 8 18 4
2001-02 United States Olympics 6 3 5 8 6 +4
2002-03 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 37 39 76 22 +11 4 0 1 1 0
2003-04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 25 43 68 12 -4 12 3 2 5 4
2004-05 United States W-Cup 2 0 0 0 2 0
2004-05
2005-06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 5 0 1 1 0 -3
NHL Totals 1269 741 650 1391 458 202 103 87 190 73


Son of Bobby
BCJHL Interior Division First All-Star Team (1983, 1984)
WCHA Freshman of the Year (1985)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1986)
AHL First All-Star Team (1987)
Dudley ``Red'' Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year - AHL) (1987)
NHL First All-Star Team (1990, 1991, 1992)
Dodge Ram Tough Award (1990, 1991)
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (1990)
ProSet/NHL Player of the Year Award (1991)
Lester B. Pearson Award (1991)
Hart Memorial Trophy (1991)
World Cup All-Star Team (1996) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001)
Traded to St. Louis by Calgary with Steve Bozek for Rob Ramage and Rick Wamsley, March 7, 1988. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 3, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 22, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, August 6, 2004. Officially announced his retirement, October 15, 2005.