Hockey Legend Bobby Hull Dead At 84

Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Hull, affectionately known to fans as “The Golden Jet,”  has died at the age of 84, the NHL Alumni Association announced on social media Monday.

The legendary NHL player was an icon in hockey history, and was highly esteemed as one the greatest hockey players in the sport. Hull played for the Chicago Blackhawks and Harford Whalers and for the World Hockey Association’s Winnipeg Jets over the course of his 23-year career in the sport, according to CTV News.

“The NHL Alumni Association is deeply saddened to learn that Bobby Hull has passed away at the age of 84,” the association wrote on Twitter. “Bobby began his NHL career with the @NHLBlackhawksin 1957. He would go on to play 15 seasons with the team, one season with Winnipeg, and another with Hartford, amounting to 1,063 regular-season games.”

The NHL Alumni Association went on to sing Hull’s praises and hail his contributions to the world of hockey.

“Hull was a driven player who always gave fans a memorable experience at every game and brought them to their feet,” they wrote in another tweet.

The winger was a three-time Art Ross Trophy winner, a two-time Hart Memorial Trophy winner and had also accumulated a Lester Patrick Trophy and a Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, according to CTV News. He has long been considered one of NHL’s top 100 players of all-time. (RELATED: Annie Wersching Dead At Age 45)

Hull helped lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup victory in 1961 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983 , the same year his No. 9 was retired. A statue in his honor was unveiled outside Chicago’s United Center in 2011, according to NBC Sports.

Prominent NHL stars and fans across the world are reacting to news of Hull’s death by posting tributes and memories of the star on social media, as the hockey community mourns the loss of a legend.

His cause of death has not been officially reported.