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Bobby Hull

Robert Marvin Hull, born January 3, 1939 in Pointe Anne[?], Ontario, Canada, is regarded as one of the greatest hockey players to ever play the game.

Nicknamed, "The Golden Jet", Bobby Hull led the Chicago Blackhawks to their first Stanley Cup (and only one since) in years. Bobby Hull was famous for the speed and accuracy of his 120 mph slap "shot," that many others would soon try to imitate.

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. He played 23 professional seasons in hockey from 1957 to 1980, scoring 672 goals.

His NHL awards:

Bobby Hull won higher salaries for his fellow players, and gave credibility to a new rival league up against the entrenched NHL, when he jumped to the fledgling World Hockey Association's (WHA) Winnipeg Jets for an unheard of $100,000 a year contract.

His son, Brett Hull[?], plays in the National Hockey League.

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