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Bobby Hull
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Bobby Hull

The Golden Jet's speed, ferocious 120-mph slapshot, and brute strength were an awesome record-breaking combination. Hull, who skated on Chicago's famed "Million Dollar Line" with Bill Hay and Murray Balfour, is credited with developing the curved stick blade and bringing the spark back to Chicago, as the Blackhawks had missed the playoffs in 11 of the 12 seasons before his arrival in 1957. With him, the `Hawks won the Stanley Cup in 1961 and reached the final in 1962, '65 and '71. During his 15 seasons in Chicago, the left winger scored 30 or more goals in a season 13 times, potting 50 or more five times. He was enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.

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