HOCKEY LEGEND BOBBY HULL TO APPEAR AT PHOENIX COYOTES-CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS GAME ON JAN. 19
/ Arizona Coyotes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, December 14, 2007
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes President and Chief Operating Officer Douglas Moss announced today that hockey legend Bobby Hull will appear at the Coyotes’ Jan. 19 game versus the Chicago Blackhawks at Jobing.com Arena at 7:00 p.m.
In addition to dropping a ceremonial first puck prior to the game, Hull will sign autographs for fans during the first intermission. The Coyotes will also be giving away one free Bobby Hull McFarlane Figure to each fan in attendance.
Hull, who played for the Winnipeg Jets from 1972-1979, has his No. 9 jersey retired by the Winnipeg Jets franchise on Feb. 19, 1989 at a ceremony at Winnipeg Arena. The “Golden Jet” played his last game for the franchise on Dec. 12, 1979 in Quebec City versus the Nordiques. The No. 9 had remained as a retired number by the Coyotes franchise since it relocated to Phoenix in 1996. The club briefly un-retired the number when Bobby’s son, Brett, joined the organization at the start of the 2005-06 season so that Brett could wear his father’s number. Brett appeared in five games for the Coyotes before retiring from the NHL.
Bobby Hull played 411 games for the Winnipeg Jets in the World Hockey Association from 1972-1978, collecting 303-335-638. Hull also played one season in the NHL with the Jets (1978-79), recording 4-6-10 in 18 games. In 16 NHL seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, Winnipeg Jets and Hartford Whalers, Hull registered 610-560-1,170 in 1,063 games. He scored 50-or-more goals nine times and 80-or-more points 13 times. Hull also collected 100-or-more points five times and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.
Bobby and Brett form the NHL’s all-time highest-scoring father/son combination and are the only father/son duo to each record 600 goals.