A Canadian retired ice hockey player Robert Marvin Hull best known as Bobby Hull is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Hull’s blonde hair, ability to shoot the puck at very high velocity, incredible skating speed, and end to end rushes all earned him the nickname “The Golden Jet”.
During Hull's twenty-three years in the World Hockey Association and National Hockey League, he played for the Chicago Black Hawks, Winnipeg Jets, Hartford Whalers, and New York Rangers.
Bobby Hull was born on 3rd of January 1939, in Pointe Anne, Ontario, and Canada. His birth sign is Capricorn. Regarding his nationality, he is a Canadian. Hull was raised alongside his 10 brothers by his parents: mother Lena Cook, and father, Robert Edward Hull, a cement company foreman.
He started his ice-hockey career playing minor hockey league in his hometown. Then in the fall of 1954, he joined Junior B hockey for the Woodstock Warriors. In his second season in the Warrior, Hull led his team to the 1955 Sutherlands Cup as Ontario Championship.
He also briefly played for the St. Catharines Teepees and Galt Black Hawks in the Ontario Hockey Association.
Bobby Hull has earned huge popularity and wealth through his professional ice-hockey career. He spent the major portion of his career in Chicago Black Hawks and Winnipeg Jets. During his career at WHA’s Winnipeg Jets, he was paid $1 million as his annual salary plus $1,000,000 for management annually.
As of 2018, Bobby Hull has an estimated net worth of $10 million including all his assets and income.
In 1957, at the age of 18, Hull joined Chicago Black Hawks. He soon blossomed into a star, finishing second in the rookie of the year in his first season. He was given shirt no. 7 and 16 at Hawk but later switched to his famous number 9, a tribute to his childhood idol Gordie Howe.
Hull played overall 15 seasons for Hawks, earning the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player and Arts Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading point scorer.
In 1972, Hull moved to Winnipeg Jets because of his relatively poor salary at Hawks. He signed as a player/coach for a contract worth $1.75 million over 10 years plus $1 million signing bonus. He soon to become the Jets’ greatest star winning the Gordie Howe Trophy as league MVP in 1972-73 and 1974-75.
After the 1978-79 season, Hull was traded to the Hartford Whalers.
At the age of 42, Hull joined New York Rangers and briefly played there which lasted only 5 exhibition games before he retired as a player.
Hull was first married to an American professional figure skater Joanne McKay in 1960. The couple shares 4 sons and a daughter together named: Brett Hull, Bart Hull, Blake Hull, Bobby Hull Jr. and Michelle Hull.
Hull’s son Brett Hull is now 53 years old who is a Canadian-born American retired ice-hockey player, general manager, and is the current executive vice president of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League.
His son, Brat Hull is now 48 years old. Brat is a retired running back in the Canadian Football League.
McKay and Hull lived together for 20 years until they ended their relationship and divorced in 1980 after several abusive incidents.
After that, he was romantically involved with Claudia Allen with whom he has a daughter, named Jessica. Following Allen’s injury in a severe automobile accident, Hull retired from the Hartford Whalers to take care of Allen in 1980. Three years later, the couple parted ways.
Currently, Bobby Hull is living a blissful married life with his second wife Deborah. The couple tied the knot back in 1984. In 1986, Hull was accused by Deborah of assault and battery but eventually dropped the charges after some time.
Apart, his younger brother Dennis Hull is also a former professional ice hockey left winger, having played most of his career for the Chicago Black Hawks of the NHL.