Brett Hull is known as one of the NHL’s best all-time snipers, scoring the third-most goals in league history at 741. He is one of just five players in NHL history to score 50 goals in 50 games, doing so with the St. Louis Blues in 1990-91. Hull was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.
Named a first team all-star on three occasions, Hull played in eight NHL All-Star Games. He won the Hart Memorial Trophy as Most Valuable Player in the NHL in 1990-91, scoring 86 goals – the third highest single-season total ever. Hull had five consecutive seasons of at least 50 goals. Hull’s best years came in St. Louis. He remains the Blues’ all-time leader in goals (527), power play goals (195), game-winning goals (70), shots on goal (3,367), and hat tricks (27).
Hull won the Stanley Cup twice, including 1999 with the Dallas Stars. He scored the cup-clinching goal in triple overtime of game six of the Stanley Cup Finals, giving Dallas its first championship. Hull also won the Cup in 2002 with the Detroit Red Wings.
He broke into the league in 1986 with the Calgary Flames and also played for the Phoenix Coyotes in his career, appearing in 1,269 total games with 741 goals and 650 assists for 1,391 points.
A duel citizen, Hull was eligible to play for either Canada or the United States internationally and chose the American National Team. He was a two-time Olympian for Team USA, winning a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Hull was also a member of the U.S. team that won the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
Hull’s father, Bobby, is also in the Hockey Hall of Fame. They are the first father-son pair of players in the Hall, and they are the only pair to each score 1,000 career points in the NHL. Brett’s jersey number 16 was retired by the St. Louis Blues in 2008. He played hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, scoring 52 goals in 1985-86.
Hull currently lives in St. Louis with his wife Darcy and works in the Blues’ front office.