We are remembering “The Golden Jet,” all-time Chicago Blackhawks leading scorer Bobby Hull, who has died at age 84.
The Blackhawks released the following statement:
Statement on behalf of the Chicago Blackhawks organization
“The Chicago Blackhawks are saddened by the passing of Blackhawks legend Bobby Hull, a superstar for our franchise between 1957 and 1972. Hull is part of an elite group of players who made a historic impact on our hockey club. The Golden Jet helped the Blackhawks win the 1961 Stanley Cup and delivered countless memories to our fans, whom he adored. Generations of Chicagoans were dazzled by Bobby’s shooting prowess, skating skill and overall team leadership that led to 604 career goals, a franchise record that remains to this day. We send our deepest sympathies to the Hull family.”
The Hull Family has requested privacy during this difficult time. They appreciate the sympathies that have been sent their way.
Statement on behalf of Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz
“Bobby Hull will always be remembered as one of the greatest Blackhawks players of all time. He was a beloved member of the Blackhawks family. When I assumed leadership of the organization upon my father’s passing in 2007, one of my first priorities was to meet with Bobby to convince him to come back as an ambassador of the team. His connection to our fans was special and irreplaceable. On behalf of the entire Wirtz family, I offer our deepest condolences on the loss of Bobby Hull, the Golden Jet. He will be missed.”
Chicago Blackhawks Confidential – Bobby Hull:
Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita talk with Glen Kozlowski and Jim Memolo at the 2009 Chicago Blackhawks Convention:
Bobby Hull talks with media before the 2010 Stanley Cup Final:
Bobby Hull talks with John Williams in the WGN Radio studios during the 2011 Blackhawks Bash: