Brett Hull takes fathers record

On October 9, 2000, Dallas Star Brett Hull scored his 611th goal, passing his dad, Blackhawks great, Bobby Hull in all-time career goals.

The goal against Carolina Hurricanes goalie Arturs Irbe put Brett at number nine in most career goals scored. The Stars lost to the Hurricanes 5-2 at the Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena (now PNC Arena) in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Brett started his hall of fame hockey career when he was picked by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round of the 1984 draft. He was traded to the St. Louis Blues for the 1987-88 season and went to Dallas to play with the Stars 1998-99 season. His career ended with the Phoenix Coyotes in 2006.

Brett finished his career with 741 goals and is currently third behind Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (810) his father, Bobby is now ranked 16th.

“When my dad was playing in Winnipeg in ’72-I was about 8 years old-he took me to my first outdoor rink in the winter. My feet were so cold, and then it gets even more excruciating once they start to thaw. It was the most excruciating pain I’ve ever had.” -Brett Hull

“Somewhere in my wildest childhood I must have done something right. Being able to make a boyhood dream come true is one thing, but to have a kid come along and thrill his dad like Brett Hull has thrilled me over his career is too much for one guy to handle.” -Bobby Hull


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