Saturday, October 15, 2005

The Godlen Brett Retires...A 'Hull' of a career

In 1,264 games, the right-winger has 741 goals and 649 assists for 1,390 points. -- Veteran NHL forward Brett Hull is retiring.The 41-year-old spoke with Coyotes' management following Thursday's game and said he felt it was time for him to hang up his blades.
Phoenix general manager Mike Barnett asked Hull to take yesterday off to speak to his family before making a final decision. Hull did that and today announced to the team his intention to call it quits.Although Hull managed to get himself back into reasonable shape to play, he feels in his own mind, his skills have diminished. Furthermore, he wants to go out near the top of his game.Drafted by the Flames in 1984, Hull played 18 seasons in the NHL for Calgary, St. Louis, Dallas and Detroit before signing with Phoenix prior to this season.In 1,264 games, the right winger has 741 goals and 649 assists for 1,390 points. He scored more than 50 goals in five straight seasons with the Blues from 1989 to 1994 and holds the third-highest single-season goal total in NHL history with 86.In addition, Hull scored 103 goals in 202 playoff games, his most memorable being the Stanley Cup-clinching goal for the Dallas Stars against the Buffalo Sabres in 1999.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know this is minutia, but I believe it should read Golden Brett and not Godlen...