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Brett Hull to join St. Louis Blues front office

Saturday, 09.07.2013 / 5:12 PM / News


The St. Louis Blues announced Saturday they will hold a press conference Monday to introduce Brett Hull as a member of the front office.

The Blues did not reveal Hull's new position, although Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports he will serve as a vice president.

The Blues retired Brett Hull's No. 16 on Dec. 5, 2006. Hull currently holds the all-time Blues franchise record in goals (527), game-winning goals (70), power-play goals (195) and ranks second in assists (409), points (936) and shorthanded goals (18). (Photo: Getty Images)

The press conference will begin at Scottrade Center at 6:16 p.m. (an acknowledgement of Hull's jersey number) and will be open to the public.

In 744 career games with the Blues, Hull scored a franchise-best 527 goals and 936 points.

In 1990-91, he set a team record with 86 goals, which remains the highest NHL total for a right wing and is third all-time. The eight-time All-Star won the Hart Trophy that season as League MVP.

Hull finished his career with the Phoenix Coyotes in 2005 with totals of 1,391 points and 741 goals, third-highest in NHL history behind Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801).

Hull won the Stanley Cup twice, in 1999 with the Dallas Stars and 2002 with the Detroit Red Wings. After retiring, Hull worked in the Stars front office, starting as a special assistant to the team president before briefly serving as a co-general manager alongside current assistant GM Les Jackson.

Monday's announcement will mark a return to St. Louis for Hull, 49. He left the Blues as a free agent when he signed with the Stars in 1999.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round