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The Golden Jet (HHOF ’83) combined speed, a powerful physique and a slap shot timed at 120 miles per hour to strike fear in opponents. He debuted for Chicago in 1957, scoring 47 points that year. Two years later, he scored 39 goals and 81 points to win the Art Ross trophy. More importantly, he helped revive the Blackhawks’ fortune after they had missed the playoffs 11 of the past 12 years. In 1961, Hull and the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup and, in 1965 and 1966, he won the Hart Trophies. In 1972, Hull signed with the WHA’s Winnipeg Jets for the first ever million-dollar hockey contract. Playing in the 1972 Summit Series and 1976 Canada Cup, Hull also went on to win several Avco Cups. When the leagues merged, he continued with the Jets until he was traded to the Hartford Whalers to play with Gordie Howe. Since retiring in 1980, Hull has met with thousands of fans around the world and reciprocates the love and admiration that he generates.

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