Hullie got his “Hall Call.”
Bill Hay, Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors, Jim Gregory and Pat Quinn, Co-Chairmen of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee, announced Tuesday that former Dallas Star Brett Hull has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Player Category, along with Brian Leetch, Luc Robitaille and Steve Yzerman. In the Builder Category, Lou Lamoriello was elected. The vote took place today at the annual meeting of the Selection Committee in Toronto.
“The Hockey Hall of Fame is proud to welcome these five hockey legends as Honored Members,” said Jim Gregory. “Their contributions to the game of hockey are well documented and their election to the Hockey Hall of Fame is richly deserved.”
A native of Belleville, Ontario, Brett Hull played college hockey for two seasons at the University of Minnesota Duluth, before embarking on his professional career in 1986. Hull played 19 NHL seasons, winning Stanley Cups with Dallas and Detroit. A three-time first team NHL All-Star, along with his father Bobby, he is the only NHL father-son duo to each record 600 goals and 1,000 career points.
“It is hard to put into words what this means to me; especially since I’m joining my father in the Hockey Hall of Fame,” said Hull. “Simply getting to the NHL was a challenge for me, and I would like to thank all of my supporters who made many sacrifices on my behalf.”
Hull played three seasons in Dallas, from 1998-2001, scoring 95 goals and 101 assists for 196 points in 218 games. He added 46 points (21 goals and 25 assists) in 55 playoff games with Dallas, including winning the 1999 Stanley Cup.
“On behalf of the entire Dallas Stars organization, I would like to congratulate Brett Hull on being elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame,” said Stars Owner Thomas O. Hicks. “He had an incredible career, and we were lucky enough to have him as a Dallas Star for three memorable seasons. Brett scored a lot of great goals, but one we will never forget is the one he scored in Buffalo on the early morning of June 20, 1999, giving the Stars our first Stanley Cup. We are very excited for Brett and his entire family on this great honor.”
The 2009 Induction Celebration will be held on Monday, November 9th at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. For more information regarding the 2009 Induction Weekend/Celebration, visit http://www.hhof.com
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is a museum and place of entertainment offering state-of-the-art multimedia presentations and exhibits from its premises at Brookfield Place, Toronto, Canada. Its mandate is to recognize and honour the achievements of individuals who bring special distinction to the game of hockey, and to collect and preserve objects, images and resource materials connected with the game as it is played in Canada and throughout the world.
|Hull was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008. |
* Born August 9, 1964 in Belleville, Ontario
* Holds BCHL record for most goals in a season with 105, set in 1983-84; Penticton Knights
* On scholarship at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, was named the WCHA Freshman of the Year (1985) and a WCHA First-Team All-Star (1986)
* Picked 117th overall, as the Calgary Flames’ 6th choice, in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft
* Member of the AHL’s First All-Star Team and the Dudley ``Red'' Garrett Memorial Award as the League’s Rookie of the Year in 1987 while playing with the Moncton Golden Flames
* 19 NHL Seasons played with the Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes
* Three-time NHL First-Team All-Star (1990, 1991, 1992)
* 8 NHL All-Star Games Played (1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001)
* Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (1990)
* Lester B. Pearson Award winner, Hart Memorial Trophy winner (1991)
* 5th Player in NHL history to record 50 goals in 50 games or less, behind Gretzky, Richard, Bossy, Lemieux.
* Served as captain of the St. Louis Blues 1992-95;
* Recorded three consecutive 70-goal seasons 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, including a career-high 86 goals in 1991
* Led the St. Louis Blues in goals 1988-89 to 1996-97; points 1988-89 to 1991-92, and 1994-95 to 1997-98; power-play goals 1988-89 to 1997-98
* Holds records as the St. Louis Blues’ all-time leader in regular season goals (527), hat tricks (27), game-winning goals (701), power-play goals (195), and shots on goal (3,367)
* Holds records as the St. Louis Blues’ all-time leader for most goals (86) and points (131), power play goals (29) in one season; most 30+ goal (8), most 40+ goal (8), and most 50+ goal seasons (5)
* Holds records as the St. Louis Blues’ all-time leader in playoff games played (102), playoff goals (67), points (117), and game-winning goals (15).
* Recorded 100+ points on 4 occasions (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)
* Along with his father, Bobby Hull, became the only NHL father-son duo to each record 1000 career points (1995-96)and 600 career goals (1998-99)
* His 24 career playoff game-winning goals are tied with Gretzky for the most in NHL history
* Ranks 3rd in NHL regular season career goals (741) behind Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe
* Ranks 3rd in the NHL for most goals, including playoffs (844), and most goals, one season (86)
* Two Stanley Cup championships; Dallas Stars, 1999, Detroit Red Wings, 2002
* Represented the USA at two Olympic Winter Games (1998, 2002 - silver), two World Cups (1996 - gold, 2004 - bronze), at the 1991 Canada Cup (runners-up), and the 1986 IIHF World Championship.
* NHL Regular Season Career: 1269 games played, 741 goals, 650 assists, 1391 points
* NHL Playoff Career: 202 games played, 103 goals, 87 assists, 190 points
* Retired from NHL play; October 16, 2005
* Sweater number (#16) retired by the St. Louis Blues in 2006
* Inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, 2008
* Currently serves as Executive Vice President and Alternate Governor of the Dallas Stars. Served as Co-General Manager of Dallas from November, 2007 – May, 2009.