Bobby Hull Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Jan 31, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on May 13, 2022
These facts about Bobby Hull are as legendary and interesting as the person himself!
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About Bobby Hull

Robert Marvin Hull, popularly known as Bobby Hull, is one of the best ice hockey players in history.
His father was Robert Edward Hull, and his mother was Lena Cook. Bobby Hull was brought up playing hockey, and him becoming one of the best was inevitable.
Bobby Hull played ice hockey for a few teams, such as the Galt Black Hawks, St. Catherines Teepees, the Chicago Black Hawks, the Winnipeg Jets, and the Hartford Whalers. He had a stunning ice hockey career, thus winning numerous awards and honors. His ice hockey career lasted from 1957 to 1980. He ended his career with a total of 610 NHL goals, 303 WHA goals, 560 NHL assists, 335 WHA assists, 1170 NHL points, and 638 WHA points.

Bobby Hull Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What was Bobby Hull’s net worth?

Bobby Hull was a very valuable player during the years 1957 to 1980. With his impressive performance as an ice hockey player, he was able to earn a large amount of money. As of 2022, his net worth has been estimated to be around $10 million.

How much did Bobby Hull earn per year?

Bobby Hull received a hefty salary per year during his career. Bobby Hull started with yearly earnings of $20,000 during his initial years, and then he signed a 5-year $250,000 yearly pay contract with the Winnipeg Jets. During his final years in the sport, he got paid as much as $1 million per year. His current annual earnings are unknown.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall was Bobby Hull?

Bobby Hull was a sports personality and was of average height, which was 5 ft 8 in (1.78 m) tall.

How old was Bobby Hull?

According to his birth month and year, January 1939, the former hockey player is 83 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Robert Marvin Hull was born in a town named Pointe Anne, which is situated in Ontario, and his childhood always involved hockey. He started playing hockey at the very early age of 12. He was playing for a team named the Woodstock Warriors, and he also led them in winning the Sutherland Cup. He attended St. Catherines Collegiate School in Ontario. However, he dropped out of school when he was selected by the Chicago Black Hawks to play in the National Hockey League.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Bobby Hull's partner?

Bobby Hull married Joanne McKay in the year 1960. Unfortunately, later, in the year 1980, Joanne McKay and Bobby Hull split ways. Joanne McKay and Bobby Hull had five children by the names of Bobby Jr., Blake Hull, Bart Hull, Brett Hull, and Michelle.
After splitting ways with Joanne McKay, Bobby Hull entered into a relationship with Claudia Allen, and they were blessed with a daughter, whom they named Jessica. Sadly, years later, they separated.
At present, Bobby Hull is married to his wife, Deborah. They got married in the year 1984.

Career And Professional Highlights

Bobby Hull started his professional ice hockey career with a team named St. Catherines Teepees, and he played for three seasons in the Ontario Hockey Association as a member of this team.
In the year 1957, he got selected for the Chicago Black Hawks. He was a part of the Chicago Black Hawks for 15 seasons, and it was during these years that he became one of the most popular NHL players in NHL history. Bobby Hull was able to set numerous records during his time in the NHL. He was not happy with the salary he was getting from the Chicago Black Hawks, so he decided to change to a different team in a different league.
He joined the Winnipeg Jets and played in the World Hockey Association. He set new professional marks as a member of the Winnipeg Jets. He was also the key member of the Canadian squad for the ice hockey Summit Series. Although he gave his best, team Canada was not able to win the series.
He ended his career being a part of the Hartford Whalers. Although his age and injuries pulled him back, he was still able to bring home a few awards.

Best Known For…

The Chicago Black Hawks won the Stanley Cup in the year 1961, and it was all because of Bobby Hull. He has one Stanley Cup under his name.
The Winnipeg Jets won the AVCO Cup two times, and both times, they were led by Bobby Hull.
He was a ten-time First All-Star team left-winger and two-time second All-Star team left-winger during his NHL seasons.
One of his greatest achievements is being a part of the Hall of Fame. In the year 1983, he was voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Bobby Hull is also a member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, the World Hockey Association Hall of Fame, and the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.
He is also popular for his hockey sticks with curved blades. These were known as the 'banana blades'. But due to the potential danger, a rule was made, which was named the 'Bobby Hull Rule', where this curvature was limited.

Charity Work

Bobby Hull started the Bobby Hull Foundation for children in order to support children's health and other needs. Bobby Hull, through his foundation, donated $10,000 to Kidsport Winnipeg to help financially disadvantaged children register and participate in sports. They also raised funds to help children's hospitals get advanced monitoring units and other health needs. The Bobby Hull Foundation currently works alongside the Children's Hospital Foundation to make this happen.

What awards did Bobby Hull win?

Bobby Hull is a very popular former ice hockey player, and he has been awarded multiple accolades for his impressive performance. He won the Art Ross trophy in the years, 1960, 1962, and 1966, the Hart Memorial trophy in the years 1965 and 1966, the Lady Byng Memorial trophy in the year 1965, the NHL All-Star Game Most Valuable Player award in the years 1970 and 1971, the WHA Most Valuable Player award in the years 1973 and 1975, the Lester Patrick trophy in the year 1969, and many more.

Bobby Hull’s Hobbies and Interests

Bobby Hull, aside from being an ice hockey player and a prominent figure in the sports industry, always showed an interest in charity work. Other than that, he does not seem to be interested in any other activities.

Other Interesting Bobby Hull Facts And Trivia

  • He is called by the name 'The Golden Jet' all because of his speed of skating, more specifically his insane high-speed puck shoot, and notorious his golden hair.
  • The speed of his slapshot was measured to be 118.3 mph (190.5 km/h), whereas the average slapshot speed is around 100 mph (160.9 km/h).
  • Bobby Hull was capable of skating at an insane speed of 29.7 mph (47.8 km/h), whereas the average skating speed is around 20 mph (32.2 km/h).
  • Bobby Hull wore a No. 9 jersey, and after his retirement in 1980, the No. 9 jersey was retired too.
  • Brett Hull, one of his sons, is also a gifted hockey player. He is known by the name 'Golden Brett', and he has achieved almost equal to that of his father. Bart Hull has played football in the CFL, and later became a hockey player with a minor league team. Bobby Jr. and Blake also played some hockey but were not as good of hockey players as Bobby Hull. Bobby's daughter used to be a professional figure skater but later became an attorney.

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Bobby Hull Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Robert Marvin Hull

Date of Birth

1939-01-03

Nationality

Canadian

Place of Birth

Belleville

Age

Height

178 cm

Eye Color

Blue

Child Star?

No

Occupation

Professional Ice Hockey Player

Education

St. Catherines Collegiate School

Net Worth

10000000

Partner

Deborah Hull

Parents

Robert Edward Hull, Lena Cook

Siblings

Dennis Hull
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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