NHL's Blackhawks star Bobby Hull dead at 84

 January 31, 2023

12-time All-Star NHL hockey star Bobby Hull died at the age of 84.

No cause of death was given for the legend who led the Chicago Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup.

The statement

"The NHL Alumni Association is deeply saddened to learn that Bobby Hull has passed away at the age of 84," the organization tweeted. "Bobby began his NHL career with the @NHLBlackhawks in 1957. He would go on to play 15 seasons with the team, one season with Winnipeg, and another with Hartford, amounting to 1,063 regular-season games.

"Hull was a driven player who always gave fans a memorable experience at every game and brought them to their feet. In his retirement, ‘The Golden Jet’ was never in a rush to sign every autograph as an ambassador for the Blackhawks, one of his favorite accomplishments.

"Bobby was a 3x Art Ross Trophy winner, Lester Patrick Trophy winner, 2x Hart Memorial Trophy winner, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner, Stanley Cup Champion, Hockey Hall of Famer, and one of the @NHL’s 100 Greatest Players.

"We send our deepest condolences to Bobby’s family, friends, former teammates, and Blackhawks organization during this very difficult time."

A Blackhawks legend

"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," Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz said in a statement obtained by Fox News Digital.

"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.

Deepest condolences

"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," he added.

He played in Chicago for 15 years where he was twice voted the league's MVP, leading the team to a Stanley Cup victory in 1961.

Hull's legendary career leaves behind a legacy that impacts Chicago and the NHL still today as many reflect on his many years in the league.

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