Brett Andrew Hull
Born: August 9, 1964
Place of Birth: Bellville, Ontario
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Brett Hull is one of the highest goal scorers in the history of the National Hockey League.
He comes from a hockey family as his father, Bobby Hull, and his uncle, Dennis Hull, were also NHL greats.
Although born in Canada, his mother was an American and most of his life has been spent in United States.
While playing junior, Brett Hull won a hockey scholarship to attend the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
He completed the first two years of university but, in 1984, was drafted by the Calgary Flames and decided to further his hockey career.
Calgary assigned Hull to their American Hockey League farm team, the Moncton Golden Flames, and he won the league's Rookie-of-the-Year award.
Part way through his first NHL season, Calgary traded Hull to the St. Louis Blues receiving two players in return.
He played eleven seasons with St. Louis becoming a prolific goal scorer and an all-star player.
While with St. Louis, Brett Hull duplicated his father's success in being named the league's Most Valuable Player.
In 1991, he played for Team United States in competition for the Canada Cup.
He also played for the United States team which won a bronze star at the World Hockey Championship in 1996.
St. Louis traded Hull to the Dallas Stars in 1998 and, in 1999, Hull played a prominent part in helping the Stars win their first Stanley Cup.
Two years later, he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings and again Hull helped them to a Stanley Cup Championship.
Brett Hull has a long list of personal achievements and awards over his hockey career including the fact that he and
his father are the only father-son duo to each score over 600 goals in the NHL.
Last Updated: January 16, 2017
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