Dennis Hull
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Nickname(s) The Silver Jet
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams Chicago Black Hawks
Detroit Red Wings
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born November 19, 1944,
Pointe Anne, Ontario
Pro Career 1964 – 1978

Dennis "William" Hull (born November 19 1944 in Pointe Anne, (now part of Belleville, Ontario), Canada) is a retired professional left wing, most notably for the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League. He is the brother of Bobby Hull and uncle of Brett Hull.

Playing CareerEdit

As a player he was in the shadow of his older brother Bobby Hull, where they were both teammates on the Chicago Black Hawks for eight seasons.

Dennis emerged as a star player on his own, scoring over 300 goals in his own right, and earning the nickname "the Silver Jet" (Bobby was known as "the Golden Jet"). Some commentators often wondered whether Bobby or Dennis had the harder shot.

When Bobby was excluded from the 1972 Summit Series because he played in the WHA, Dennis initially planned to boycott the event as well as a show of support for his brother, but Bobby persuaded him to stay on Team Canada. During the series, Hull took over from Vic Hadfield for the left wing position on the New York Rangers "Goal A Game" line with Jean Ratelle and Rod Gilbert, managing two goals and two assists in four games.

He was named a Second Team All-Star and played in five NHL All-Star Games. His best years were as part of the "MPH" (pun on 'miles per hour' using each player's last initials) line with centre Pit Martin and right wing Jim Pappin. The line was considered one of the better units in the NHL in the early to mid 1970's. He recorded seasons of 40, 30, 39 and 29 goals from 1971 through 1974. His best season was in 1973 when he recorded 39 goals and 51 assists for 90 points. He was instrumental in Chicago's appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals that season. Hull lead the team with 9 goals and 15 assists for 24 points, finishing second in playoff scoring that season.

He played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League, with the Chicago Black Hawks (1964-1977) and Detroit Red Wings (1977–78).

Accomplishments and AwardsEdit

  • OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1964)
  • NHL Second All-Star Team (1973)
  • Played in NHL All-Star Game (1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974)

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1960–61St. Catharines TeePeesOHA4764100
1961–62St. Catharines TeePeesOHA50612180
1962–63St. Catharines Black HawksOHA501929480
1963–64St. Catharines Black HawksOHA554849970
1964–65Chicago Black HawksNHL55104141860000
1965–66St. Louis BravesCPHL401116271452130
1965–66Chicago Black HawksNHL25156630000
1966–67Chicago Black HawksNHL7025174233601112
1967–68Chicago Black HawksNHL7418153334111346
1968–69Chicago Black HawksNHL7230346425
1969–70Chicago Black HawksNHL761735523185270
1970–71Chicago Black HawksNHL78402666161876132
1971–72Chicago Black HawksNHL783039691084264
1972–73Chicago Black HawksNHL783951902716915244
1973–74Chicago Black HawksNHL7429396815106390
1974–75Chicago Black HawksNHL691621371050220
1975–76Chicago Black HawksNHL80273966284
1976–77Chicago Black HawksNHL75161733221010
1977–78Detroit Red WingsNHL555914670002
NHL totals 959 303 351 654 261 104 33 34 77 30


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