You would think that as the son of Hockey Hall of Fame legend, Bobby Hull, that the shoes would be impossible to fill, but Brett Hull not only had a Hall of Fame career on his own, he even managed to eclipse some of his father’s career numbers.

Hull was one of the most natural scorers the game ever saw. The Right Winger would score the most goals in a season three times; including a stellar 86 goal output in the 1990-91 season. His career number of 741 is only eclipsed by two skaters (Wayne Gretzky & Marcel Gordie Howe) and three times he was a First Team All Star. Hull was however criticized for his lack of defensive skill, though he showed a clear improvement in the second half of his career in that facet. He was outspoken, without being belligerent (we think) and though he was born in Canada, he spent a good portion of his life in the United States, and played for the red, white and blue internationally, where he was one of the best players they ever had. Both Bobby and Brett are in the Hockey Hall of Fame, and were inducted in their first year of eligibility.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
  • Elected In: Thursday, 01 January 2009
  • Position: Right Wing
  • Played For: Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, Dallas Stars
  • Non-NHL Teams: Team U.S.A. (1991 Canada Cup, 1996 & 2004 World Cup, 1998 & 2002 Olympics)

  • Major Accolades and Awards: Hart Trophy (1) (1991)
    Ted Lindsay Award (1) (1991)
    Lady Byng Trophy (1) (1990)
    First Team All Star (3) (1990, 1991 & 1992)
    All Star Games (8) (1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997 & 2001)
    Most Goals (3) (1990, 1991 & 1992)
    Stanley Cup Rings (2) (Dallas Stars 1999) (Detroit Red Wings 2002)

Should Brett Hull be in the Hall of Fame?

I totally agree with this induction. - 100%
I am fine with this induction. - 0%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does notbother me. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
Kick him out! - 0%

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