Legendary hockey player Bobby Hull, known as the “Golden Jet” for his speed and agility on the ice, died on Tuesday at the age of 84.
Hull was a Hockey Hall of Famer, having won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1961 and the Hart Memorial Trophy twice as the NHL’s most valuable player. He also won the Art Ross Trophy for leading the league in scoring three times.
Hull’s career was not without controversy, however. He was suspended from the NHL in 1972 for signing a contract with the World Hockey Association, a rival league to the NHL. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983, but the controversy continued to follow him.
In recent years, Hull was a vocal supporter of the Blackhawk’s legacy, attending games and charity events. He was also an active member of the Blackhawks Alumni Association.
Hull’s legacy will live on through his many achievements, both on and off the ice. He will be remembered as one of the greatest hockey players of all time.